When Colin’s brother Luke gets extremely ill with a cancer called Leukaemia, Colin is determined to find the best doctor in the world to make his precious brother better. His hard hearted mother and father send him to England to saty with his Auntie Iris, Uncle Bob and hypochondriac cousin Alistair in England. I think that was because they wanted to get rid of Colin so they could focus on Luke instead of having to deal with Colin too. I like this book because it is a book about a serious matter but he has made it into a fun book for adults and kids and I think it is really cool. My favourite bit of the story is when he writes a letter to the Queen asking for help. What’s written in the story is very humorous and I really liked it.
Here is the letter Colin composed to the Queen:
Dear Your Majesty the Queen,
I need to speak to you urgently about my brother Luke. He’s got cancer and the doctors in Australia are being really slack. If I could borrow your top doctor for a few days I know he/she would fix things up in no time. Of course Mum and Dad would pay for his/her fares even if it meant selling the car or getting a loan. Please contact me at the above address urgently.
P.S. This is not a hoax.
Ring the above number and Aunty Iris will tell you. Hang up if a man answers.
If you want something done properly, Colin reckons, go straight to the top! After all, if the Queen can’t help, who can?
This book really changed my point of view about Morris Gleitzman. I read his book ‘Toad Rage’; I really didn’t like that so I thought that the just wrote boring books about toads and other less interesting animals (no offence to any toads that read the blog). But then I read ‘Two weeks with the Queen’. I think that ‘Two weeks with the Queen’ is an amazing book full of humorous jokes and funny comments. I would highly praise this book as one of the best books I have read. I would also recommend this book to any reader that loves to be hooked into a book, someone who loves to laugh, a bookworm that likes a book that makes you feel empathy and a book lover that can put themselves in the character’s shoes in any situation and I think that is what Morris Gleitzman is targeting when he is busy writing these amazing books.