The Spoon of Doom by Sam Hay
A & C Black ISBN 9781408123997
Albert Grub lives with his parents who are both entomologists, or bug-botherers as Albert calls them. His life is full of slugs and snails, beetles and worms. How he wishes his parents were more like other parents! One day his father inherits a porridge factory. The family has no idea how much their lives are going to change. This is a super book for newly confident readers. The story is great fun with its quirky characters and it presents lots of food for thought.