Surely one of the best covers of the year in picture books, Steven Seagull could be sold on the title alone. Action hero Steven is hanging up his badge to retire, but when giant holes appear in the sand there’s only one man for the job. Steven’s back on the force for one more job and he’s got a list of suspects to interrogate. With his partner Mac back on his side they are an unstoppable team, Steven will save Beach City once more!
Elys Dolan’s books are always worth looking out for; they’re pitched perfectly to get the children and their adults giggling. The colours are vibrant and the pop references on point. The expressions on the faces and the little speech bubble comments are priceless, it’s a hoot from start to finish. Read in action movie trailer style voiceover for added hilarity. Buy it for a child, buy it for an adult, just buy it!