Christmas Advent – Day 20 ‘Agents of the Wild: Operation Icebeak,’ by Jennifer Bell and Alice Lickens.

Today I have an icy Antarctic adventure to share with you. The second title in this highly-engaging series for newly confident readers:

Ever since eight-year-old Agnes became a fully-fledged member of SPEARS (Society for the Protection of Endangered and Awesomely Rare Species), she has kept her uniform safely folded under her bed ready for an emergency. What she wasn’t expecting, was for an emergency to occur in the middle of the night and for her to be alerted to it by a strange noise coming from the fridge (made by fellow team member Attie.)

The team are needed to attend an emergency distress call received from its marine outpost in Antarctica. Agnes and Attie soon find themselves up to their necks in an icy mystery. What’s causing the strange tremors which are threatening to destroy the rescue centre? Why are the local penguins acting so bizarrely? And what is celebrity nature presenter Cynthia Steelsharp doing out in the ice-fields?

I love this series – fast-paced, imaginable and full of fun. The strong eco theme plus a top secret agency is a gripping combination. The pages are packed with two-tone illustrations which add to the story’s sense of fun and readability. Anyone who reads this will immediately want to sign-up to become a fully-fledged SPEARS agent too! 6+

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Walker Books for sending me this title to review*

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