It is bedtime but Hack and Whack, lively Vikings brothers, are not keen on the idea; they would much prefer to carry on roaring, raging and rampaging. Causing havoc wherever they go, they collect other children along the way to join in their noisy rumpus. However their fearsome mum is determined to get them ready for bed and she catches up with them in the end. Unceremoniously they are bathed and inserted into miniature long ship beds – because ‘even Vikings need to sleep!’
The story is rhyming and repetitive and invites young readers to join in: We’re Hack and Whack on the attack! There is lots of spot in the detailed illustrations and plenty of humour; children will love the scene when our young mischief makers tip over a Viking WC – complete with occupant.
The detailed end papers give a great sense of life in a Viking village, the arrows at the back of the book tell the story of Hack and Whack’s chaotic bedtime escapade.
Two new irrepressible and irresistible anarchic characters from Francesca Simon creator of the highly popular Horrid Henry series.