The Incredible Dadventure
Piccadilly Press, 2017
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Dave Lowe taught English for four years in a high school for disadvantaged kids in Istanbul, and has also worked in Malaysia and Australia. He is married with two daughters. When he was younger, Dave also had a pet hamster, but he didn't talk so much.
In his spare time he likes to play the harp, juggle chainsaws, and tickle trout. Actually, none of that is true, but it’s a lot more interesting than his real answer, which is: playing football, reading, and losing to my wife and daughters at cards.
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.
Fact 1: Dave’s favourite word is “sausages”.
Fact 2: The other books in the series are called The Mumbelievable Challenge and The Spectacular Holly-Day
Fact 3: Dave lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Find out more on his website: www.davelowebooks.com
Find out about the illustrator, The Boy Fitz Hammond: www.tbfh.com
Ruairi from Immaculate Heart :
Evie from Great Preston C of E primary school:
Zac from Great Preston primary school:
Maisy from Southroyd Primary :
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Lily from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:
Emily from Whinmoor S.T. Paul's C of E Primary School:
João from Oulton primary school:
Francesca from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:
riya from pudsey primrose:
Isaac from Oulton Primary School:
Ben from Whinmoor St Pauls C of E Primary School:
Holly from Southroyd Primary:
Maiya from southroyd primary and nursery school:
Ana Maria from Southroyd Primary School:
Milan from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School:
Elera from Whinmoor St Paul's Church of England :
Patrick from Whinmoor St Paul's C of E Primary School: