Today these two wonderfully funny and entertaining early middle-grade books by Dave Lowe are published by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press. The first two books in the Dadventure series, The Incredible Dadventure and The Mumbelievable Challenge centre around Holly’s incredible adventures with her family with a third to come in August.
Dave also recently wrote this fantastic piece on writing early middle grade fiction offering brilliant tips to budding authors and sharing his own journey.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
The Incredible Dadventure
Ten days, ten tasks – can Holly complete her very own Dadventure?
Holly’s dad is an explorer, having amazing adventures all over the world, while Holly is stuck at home with her mum, her baby brother and the dog. Now Dad’s on a new expedition and he’ll miss her tenth birthday. She’s not happy – until she finds out that he’s planned a special treasure hunt, just for her. She has ten days to complete ten tasks – some silly, some tricky and some downright terrifying.
Maybe life at home isn’t quite so boring after all.
The Mumbelievable Challenge
Five days, five tasks, no technology. How will Holly survive in the woods?
Holly’s second ‘dadventure’ is a screen-free challenge – Mum has packed her and Dad off to a log cabin in Fir Forest for five days with NO technology. There are other people camping in the woods, though – Zeb and his show-off dad who are camping ‘properly’ in tents and fishing for their dinner. Holly’s dad is treating her like a baby and being more embarrassing than ever, but Zeb and Holly soon hit it off and enjoy exploring the forest together. A few days in Zeb’s dad goes missing, and they discover there is a bear on the loose from the local safari park. It’s up to Holly and her new friend to work together, save the day and prove themselves to their fathers – all without their phones or any tech gadgets!