Aleksei’s illustrations taking centre stage in Kathy Week’s second book about the world of Harper Drew - and there’s a lot more drama!
What’s New Harper Drew? Talent Show Take-over, published by Hachette Childrens is another perfectly pitched story for teens, all about embracing your family and finding unique ways to deal with life’s dramas. Each character is brought to life with eye-catching flourishes by Aleksei Bitskoff.
For starters, there’s a snake on the loose in Harper’s neighbourhood - a 6ft Python called Betty to be exact! Her dad’s decided to re-tile the bathroom and NOBODY is allowed in there, and her older brother Troy seems to be constantly kitted out in expensive designer clothing. Is Harper the only one who has noticed he’s acting shifty…? But she needs to focus on organising a talent show to raise money for the local foodbank. It’s going to be great… apart from the fact that Troy seems to care more about gaining followers, aka his “DesTroyers” on his YouTube channel, than he does about helping Harper out.
Can she find a way to show her brother that kindness is more important than being popular?
Aleksei’s gorgeously expressive illustrations make this laugh-out-loud diary a fabulously fun read about being true to yourself.