Wednesday, 2 February 2022

What's New, Harper Drew? by Kathy Weeks, illustrated by Aleksei Bitskoff

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Published by: Hachette, 3rd Feb 2022

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A new illustrated MG series by Kathy Weeks is launched this Thursday. Funny, chaotic and all about family drama, What's New, Harper Drew? is the journal of Harper,  a young girl who rates her daily family dramas on 'The Drew Dial of Bizarre Behaviour'. 

Harper Drew feels like her life is completely beyond normal. Is it just her, or do you usually end up staying with a pair of incontinent llamas on holiday? Is it just her, or does your uncle's wig usually get stuck in the car engine?Disasters like this happen every day in Harper's world, but can she find the funny side and become confident in who she is?

This is, quite simply, an hilarious account of daily family life, where family members are embarrassed of each other and things never quite run smoothly. Kathy Weeks beautifully captures the trials and tribulations of a nearly teenage girl and her everyday worries, while her family dramas will make readers laugh out loud. 

As always, there's an annoying older sibling, a clicky, spiteful girl she wants to impress and a dependable best friend and the scenarios will be relatable to young readers: family holidays, birthday parties and school. Harper has a strong voice, the characters (including the llamas) are great fun and we are looking forward to seeing what the next book in the series has in store for her. 

A big thanks to Hachette for the proof copy. What's new, Harper Drew? is released into the world on Thursday 3rd February 2022. 

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