The Odds are Back! Read Our Review of Run, Odds, Run by Matt Stanton

The Odds are Back! Read Our Review of Run, Odds, Run by Matt Stanton

The Woman in the Suit is here. She wants to know about the ten odd characters who escaped Kip’s imagination and now live with Kip and her dad in their two-bedroom apartment.

She’s asking questions Kip doesn’t want to answer.

NOW THE ODDS ARE ON THE RUN!

The problem is… the rabbit and the ninja are duelling, Racer’s trying to drive, the rooster wants to leave, and the unicorn and the cat are not getting along. Kip is hiding secrets from her dad, the dinosaur keeps giving her a fright, and the Woman in the Suit seems to know their every move.

From million-copy bestseller Matt Stanton comes another hilarious and heart-filled story about imagination, anxiety and accepting ourselves.

Kip and The Odds are back with the second instalment in The Odds series, Run, Odds, Run. We pick up with Kip and the rest of the gang all living together in a small two-bedroom apartment, so it’s no surprise that things start to go wrong.

Matt Stanton holds a very special place in the children’s lit scene with his highly successful Funny Kid series, picture books, and kids YouTube channel. He excels at addressing topics that cause anxiety for children and injecting them with humour and pathos. Graphic novels are generally quite faster reads so it’s perfect for kids who want a quick, fun, easy-to-read book full of the craziest characters you can imagine (quite literally for Kip).

Every character has such a distinct voice and personality that kids of all personalities will relate to. Whether it be the sneaky, resourceful Ninja Nina, or the always-on-the-move Racer, you’ll fall in love with each and every one of the Odds. I’m personally a big fan of Blub. Even though he can’t speak a proper language, you always know what he’s trying to say.

Stanton’s illustrations shine in this novel with his simple yet engaging style. I even found myself colouring in some of the comic panels for an extra bit of fun.

Full of heart, hilarity and plenty of crazy adventures, Run, Odds, Run is a hilarious graphic novel for kids 7+ that shows us we’re perfect the way we are. The third book couldn’t come any faster!

Buy a copy of Run, Odds, Run here.

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Publisher details

The Odds #2: Run, Odds, Run
Author
Matt Stanton
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
27 October, 2021
ISBN
9780733340642

Synopsis

Recommended for ages 7+.

The sequel to the bestselling graphic novel, The Odds.

The Woman in the Suit is here. She wants to know about the ten odd characters who escaped Kip's imagination and now live with Kip and her dad in their two-bedroom apartment. She's asking questions Kip doesn't want to answer.

The problem is ... Lance the rabbit and Ninja-Nina are duelling, Racer's trying to drive, Booster the rooster wants to leave and Unicorn and the family cat are not getting along. Kip is hiding secrets from her dad, Diana the dinosaur keeps giving her a fright and the Woman in the Suit seems to know their every move.

From million-copy bestseller Matt Stanton comes another hilarious and heart-filled story about imagination, anxiety and accepting ourselves.
Matt Stanton
About the author

Matt Stanton

Matt Stanton is a bestselling children's author and illustrator, with over 930,000 books sold in Australia alone. He is the co-creator of the mega-hit picture books There Is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts and This Is a Ball. He launched his much-anticipated middle-grade series, Funny Kid, in 2017. The first book in the series, Funny Kid for President, debuted as the #1 Australian kids' book, and Funny Kid is fast winning legions of fans around the world. He lives in Sydney with his wife, bestselling picture book creator Beck Stanton, and their three young children.

Books by Matt Stanton

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