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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dr. Thirteenth by Adam Hargreaves

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Dr. Thirteenth
Mr. Men/Little Miss Doctor Who Mashups
by Adam Hargreaves
Published by Penguin Young Readers • January 8, 2019
32 Pages • Paperback
ISBN 978-1524788605

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Book description:
The much-anticipated Dr. Thirteenth is here! A fabulous mashup of the fantastical storytelling of Doctor Who and the whimsical humor of Roger Hargreaves, the book will to appeal to fans of both iconic brands!

An all new Doctor Who adventure featuring the Thirteenth - and first female! - Doctor reimagined in the style of Roger Hargreaves. The Doctor, Graham, and Ryan try and come up with a fabulous surprise for Yaz on her birthday. And what an explosive surprise it is…

As a kid, I loved the Mr. Men/Little Miss books, so when these Doctor Who mashups were announced, I knew I was going to get them. At the time of release, Peter Capaldi was just finishing his run as the Twelfth Doctor, and Jodie Whittaker had been announced as the Thirteenth Doctor, but there was no mention of a Dr. Thirteenth book for her, and I was really hoping they weren't going to pass her up, and I was very happy when her own mashup was released.

Just as much fun as the other volumes in this series, Dr. Thirteenth finds the Doctor, Graham, and Ryan trying to find a birthday present for Yaz, and it ends up in the Doctor's hands to deliver the surprise. The illustrations are spot on as a Hargreaves homage, and the story is cute enough for a kid to a kid to enjoy, but is equally enjoyable for an adult as a nostalgic throwback to the original books. I'd like to see more of these released in the future.

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