The story, written in rhyme, runs through an alphabetical list of children and their whimsical quirks and behaviour: Hermione howls at the moon, Quentin moves objects with his mind and Xena has a severe case of warts. Finally, there’s Zelda who is SO well-behaved, SO well-adjusted and SO all-round brilliant that she can only be…the oddest of the lot!
This instantly likeable picture book is bursting with funny and intriguing characters. Our young reviewers recognised some of their own quirks (bickering) interspersed with the more fantastical ones (bending teaspoons). The multi-layered illustrations in citrus fruit and lollipop colours look so delicious I had to stop myself trying to lick the pages.