Title: The Rotten Romans
Author: Terry Deary
Page Count/Review Word Count: 128
The Rotten Romans has always been one of my favourite Horrible Histories books, on a par with the Vicious Vikings. Considering I was a keen reader and I grew up in the golden age of contemporary children’s fiction (Terry Deary, R. L. Stine and J.K. Rowling just for starters), that’s not a bad accolade!
As always, Deary’s writing does a great job of teaching you the history of one of the world’s most fascinating civilisations, and it’s got great visuals, too. I imagine there’s even an audio book, so your kids are sorted whether they learn by reading, listening or looking. It doesn’t get better than that.