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Who needs friends when you've got MONSTERS? Everything was happening so fast and it was all so . . . mad. It was as if someone had taken reality, made it into a jigsaw, thrown the jigsaw on to the floor and then said, "Now, hurry up and put it all together!" as they danced all over the jigsaw pieces in a clown suit, blowing a trumpet. When Nelson's beloved big sister goes missing on a school trip, Nelson is devastated - he's not that good at making friends and his sister is the only person he can talk to. His parents join the search party and leave Nelson in the care of his mad uncle Pogo. Uncle Pogo is the caretaker of St Paul's Cathedral and it is here that Nelson stumbles across a machine, invented by Christopher Wren and buried for hundreds of years. Designed to extract the 7 deadly sins, the machine had a fault - once extracted, the sins became living, breathing monsters who would then follow the sinner around for eternity (unless they ate him first, in the case of the particularly sinful). Nelson accidentally extracts 7 deadly monsters from his own little soul. Ugly, cantankerous, smelly and often the cause of much embarrassment, Nelson's monsters are the last thing he needed in his life, but at least they're fairly harmless (he's a pretty good kid, on the whole). When he learns of their individual powers he realises the monsters can be put to good use, and together Nelson and the Deadly 7 set out on a quest across the globe to find and rescue his big sister. Somewhere along the way, Nelson realises that he finally has friends, even if they are smelly, lazy friends who like smashing stuff up. The Deadly 7 is a monster adventure by successful director Garth Jennings and is packed full of hilariously appealing illustrations.

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30th August '15
Read to a child aged 7
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
5 stars
The book was really funny and exciting. The story kept me interested all the way through and there was a twist in the story that I was not expecting! The characters were really funny and unusual and I really liked them. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends!
4th September '15
MicahW read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
5 stars
I was looking forward to reading this book as it was about monsters. It wasn't a scary book. Nelson is the main character, and his sister goes missing in a school trip. His mom and dad leave Nelson with his uncle, and got to look for his sister. His uncle works at a cathedral, and when Nelson is there he finds an old machine that gets rid of the seven deadly sins from a person, but as monsters. On accident Nelson ends up extracting the sins from himself, so ends up with 7 monsters who are smelly and ugly. They become his new friends and help him from a plan to get his sister back. It was a funny book, and on the first page of the book there was a warning about the book and this made me laugh. So knew I would enjoy it as I was already laughing on the first page. There were a few big words I had to ask my mom what they were or meant, but the rest of the book I could read with ease on my own.  There is adventure, it was exciting, great for both girls and boys. It was different to anything I've read before and I didn't want to put it down. I would definitely recommend it.
25th October '15
Read to a child aged 9
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
5 stars
The Deadly Seven is amazing! It was really funny because the deadly sins say and do the funniest things. I couldn't guess what was going to happen next. After I had read all of the book I wanted to read it again or for it to go on for ever and ever. I think there should be a second book! If I could give this book a score out of ten i would give it 11!
5th February '16
I read it to jeb09 aged 6 aged 6
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
5 stars
Well what a fantastic book. My son thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. 
From the beginning it grips you with intrigue and in places some great kiddy humour especially the mad scientist (to be honest even I giggled in places) he loved it when we got to meet the deadly 7, it was just a shame that it was later in the book. *spoiler alert *He was very upset that Nelson nearly died but was glad for the happy ending.
A wonderful read and would highly recommend this book. 
21st May '16
TommyZoom42 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
5 stars
Wowzers what a book. My favourite at the mo. I would love them to make a TVs show/film about this awesome characters. Good pictures too.
24th October '18
Vampire read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Deadly 7 9781447251712
4 stars
Well, quite an odd book with mayhem, 7 monsters and a lost sister what on earth is going on? Quite funny still.
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About Garth Jennings

Garth Jennings has directed many music videos and commercials as one third of the production company Hammer and Tongs. His work includes videos for Blur, Radiohead, Beck, Fatboy Slim and Vampire Weekend.
He is the director of two feature films - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) and Son of Rambow (2007) for which he also wrote the scre...

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