Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang by Emma Thompson
Published By: Bloomsbury UK
Publication Date: March, 2010
Series: Nanny McPhee, #1
Genres: Children, Fiction, Fantasy
Date Read: November 23rd, 2016
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Nanny McPhee embarks on a brand new adventure in this brilliant, funny and captivating novel based on the new Nanny McPhee film. The Green family is trying to survive the war in their house in the country, but unfortunately they are not out of harm’s way. A wicked uncle is intent on getting his hands on the family fortune and the children miss their father who is away fighting who knows where, and then their horrible cousins arrive! Life is not easy in the Green household …Thank heavens for Nanny.
I really liked the story. I was aware of who Emma Thompson is, of course. I’ve seen the Nanny McPhee movies. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the book. The book is divided into chapters that alternate between being the story and being a diary that Emma keeps while on set. Emma is utterly honest. Grumpy at times. Fatigued. Cheerful. Optimistic. I laughed at some of her commentary.
I’m a huge fan of Emma Thompson, when I found out that she narrated her own book, I had to listen to the audiobook of it. She does a great job at giving a unique voice and the story is just so much fun. The only problem I had with this is that the switch between the diary entries and the story were, at times, anticlimactic — but nonetheless very fun. Overall, I really enjoyed it.