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Author: Jasper Fforde
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if nursery rhyme characters were real? Neither did I, until I started reading Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime books.
The Fourth Bear is the second outing in this series, with Nursery Crime police Jack Spratt and Mary Mary trying to solve two different cases involving interesting characters. First you have the case of the missing reporter, Goldilocks.
Next comes the escape of the sadistic serial killer the Gingerbreadman. Yes, that Gingerbreadman. I was beside myself laughing reading about him, as I often think of the cute little cookie from the Shrek movies. But this Gingerbreadman is over 6 feet tall and tears off peoples’ limbs as people often do with his cookie type.
Treat yourself to this delightfully written book that explores nursery rhymes in a way that is hilarious you need to read more.
Rating: 5/5 contraband bowls of porridge