Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre is a fun and silly story about a boy looking for his parents that disappeared on a moving island. Oliver meets some unusual friends, including a near-sighted mermaid and a grumpy albatross on top of a shy Rambling Isle. In a quest to find his parents, Oliver and gang learn about confidence, courage and standing up to bullies.
I read this book aloud to my 4, 7 and 8 year olds as a bedtime story. They enjoyed the plot and the silly characters. Some of the detailed descriptions were long to read and lost their interest, but overall, we enjoyed reading this book together.
*Special thanks to Random House Children's Books through Netgally.com for sharing this book in exchange for my honest opinion.