Title: The Dennis Bisskit Adventures
Author: Stephen Ainley
Published on: 31st January 2017
Genre: General Fiction, Humor
Meet Dennis Bisskit – short, ginger-haired, has one ear bigger than the other and game for anything. Any ruddy thing! From breaking world records to climbing roofs to joining the army, Dennis does it all!
When I say Dennis does it all, do not assume that he does it all good! Take his breaking the world record stint for example. Running a mile in less than four minutes, Dennis thinks he can do it. His friend Stinky knows it very well that Bisskit would fail. But he encourages Bisskit, after all, that is what friends are for, right? Being there for us and encouraging us to do what we love to do. So, Dennis starts practicing for the race. He asks Stinky to time him. 400 yards, four times and there you go, Dennis has run a mile. For the first two rounds, Dennis is unstoppable. The third, he walks instead of running and the fourth… barely manages to crawl. As he finishes the race, a triumphant Dennis asks Stinky the time he took to run. Stinky says just less than 4 minutes. Yay! Dennis has done it!! Stinky then adds, you took 3 minutes 56 seconds to run the first 400 yards. Overall, you took 16 minutes to run a mile. Oh boy!
But Dennis is unstoppable remember? He trains for a month. Finally, on the D-day, the local newspaper reporter is here and so are others to cheer him up. Dennis does break the world record all right. He took 26 hours to run one mile! From Dudley to Northampton and back, Dennis’ made quite a trip!
Then there is this incident of finding King Henry’s lost helmet. Stinky and Dennis manage to dig up the castle grounds and find a helmet…it could have very well been Henry’s or Harry’s or John’s… you never know because the helmet was definitely not 400 years old.
As Dennis decides to join the army – thanks to Stinky – the ‘mis’adventures do not end. But, the boys finally do something good and save the day! Dennis doubts if Colour Sergeant Plunkket being related to Mrs.Ricketts. Who is Mrs. Ricketts? Well, she’s plays quite a role in Fosdyke’s departmental store when Bisskit works there for sometime. From calling him Basket to Barnstable to many other names, she’s quite a pain in Bisskit’s backside! Bisskit’s caring side is revealed when he starts working in the Victoria Hotel.
I can go on and on telling you guys the wonderful and hilarious ‘mis’adventures of Dennis Bisskit. There are so many funny stories that by the end of the book, you will fall in love with this wonderful boy. Dennis shares a very special relationship with his granddad and one gets to read this in the book. They both go to France. Dennis, as clumsy as always, manages to lose a sheet of paper in which Horace had written few french words. So, Bonjour becomes Bongers and merci becomes mercy.
I loved Ainley’s writing style. Kudos to him for coming up with such a hilarious and witty story. Dennis Bisskit is definitely a likable character. In fact, he would be your favorite character as the story proceeds.
I absolutely loved the story. I don’t think there is any other book out there that has made me laugh as much as this one did. I can’t think of a favorite part in the book because there are so many of Dennis’ adventures to choose from!
The Dennis Bisskit Adventures is something that everybody must read. After all, who doesn’t like to have a good laugh? If you are looking for a witty and hilarious story, look no further, for The Dennis Bisskit Adventures is THE book for you.
Thank you, BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for the ARC. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.