Review – Create Your Own Spy Mission by Andrew and Chris Judge


I am so over the moon to be part of the wonderful blog tour for this book!

For my stop on the blog tour I am going to share my thoughts on the book and post a review!

A huge thank you to Faye Rogers , Andrew and Chris Judge and Scholastic for having me on this wonderful tour and for sending me the book to read.



Welcome to Doodle…where you draw the story. Help finish characters, build up the town and design a GIANT ICE CREAM POWERED robot to fight off…the SUPER villains that you doodle! Doodles get into LOTS of trouble. Watch out, it is up to you to doodle them out of it!

Publisher – Scholastic Press

Published – 7th April 2016

Pages – 144 pages

Format – Paperback

Category – Create Your Own Doodle – MG

Source – I was sent a copy of this book by the wonderful people at Scholastic as part of the blog tour organised by Faye Rogers.  This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way and am delighted to write an honest review.  Thank you Scholastic for sending this to me to read and to Faye for organising!

** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**



Yes, YOU, reading this blog!

I received a very fun looking book in the post a few weeks ago!


It was then I realised that this was no ordinary book!

It was a book with a secret mission….a Spy Mission with none other than….. Ethan Doodle!

*fan girls*

I grabbed my pencil and was all set to go!

I soon realised that joining Ethan on this Spy Mission was no ordinary task!

With my pencil in hand I knew I had to be prepared for just about anything….

I was ready to follow Ethan on his adventure and finish his doodles to help him carry out his top secret mission!

No THRILL is too thrilling!

No DANGER is too dangerous!

This book was going to be drawn in, ripped and folded!



WAIT!  WHAT??!!!


I crumbled at the first hurdle….I was not prepared for this!


*runs away screaming*

Meanwhile somewhere in the Create Your Own Spy Mission book Ethan Doodle was about to parachute through a window that wasn’t even drawn yet!


*screams some more*

Oh go on then…one last scream!


There was only one person that could save him!

One person worthy enough of joining him on his TOP SECRET spy mission and discover the truth….oh and maybe save Ethan from his fate!

It was time to release the beast from his cage!



No not the cute rabbit!  (sorry)


“Quick, Corey!”  I shouted.  “Ethan Doodle needs your help!”

Corey took the glowing orange book from my hands shaking his head ashamed of his Mom letting Ethan Doodle down and got straight to work!




Corey saved Ethan when he jumped out of a plane by drawing a parachute!

Corey drew money when Ethan needed cash!

Corey guided Ethan’s drone through the vents!

Corey unoccupied the toilet when Ethan was in need of a wee!

Corey saved him from prison and cracked codes!



Corey was everything Ethan ever wanted in a Spy partner!

And who knew Corey could bake!?


Corey doodled and folded.  Folded and doodled.  Ripped pages and laughed at his Mom freaking out over ripping a book.  He solved puzzles like a pro and smiled and laughed.

He read Ethan’s spy story, joined in and had so much fun!

I looked on in awe!

I might have cried a bit….and not just because Corey was having so much fun folding and ripping!

This book brought back fond memories of my own childhood reading books where you would turn to a different page dependant upon what path you chose whilst reading.

Corey laughed at all the jokes in this book a lot and I did not see him until he had successfully complete his mission!

What a team!

Ethan could not be in better hands!


Uh! Oh!

We award this book 5 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!



You can buy Create Your Own Spy Mission by Andrew and Chris Judge here

Or why not add it to Goodreads here

Or check out the fab book website – 

About The Authors


Chris Judge

Chris Judge is an award winning picture book author/illustrator (THE LONELY BEAST, TIN) and co-author, with comedian David O’Doherty, of DANGER IS EVERYWHERE. Chris’s work continues to feature in advertising, newspapers, magazines and exhibitions in the UK and Ireland.

You can find out more about Chris on his website –

Or why not follow him on twitter  – @chrisjudge

Andrew Judge

Andrew Judge has written and illustrated countless short stories and comics with his brother Chris, including regular features for arts and culture magazines Mongrel and Totally Dublin. Andrew lives and works as an architect in Ireland.

You can find out more about Andrew on his website –

Or why not follow him on twitter – @afjudge

Blog Tour

You can catch up or follow the rest of the blog tour at the following stops

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Monday 4th April

Powered By Reading

Library Girl and Book Boy

Tuesday 5th April

Linda’s Book Bag

Book Lover Jo

Wednesday 6th April

Tales of Yesterday

Truly in Love

Thursday 7th April

Ya Yeah Yeah

Read It Daddy

Friday 8th April

Big Book Little Book

The Book Moo

Saturday 9th April


All Things Kiddiewink

Sunday 10th April

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts


Have you completed the Spy Mission?  What did you think?  Has this review made you want to go grab a copy?  I would love to here from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Spying!



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I am often known to be a bit clumsy and a little loopy! Book loving (obsessed), theatre loving, slasher film loving csi geek! Winner of UKYABA Champion Newcomer 2015 and nominated for Champion of Social Media 2016 and Blogger Of The Year 2016! © 2014 - 2021 Michelle Toy All Rights Reserved

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2 Responses

  1. Jo says:

    Love this, great review – I can’t believe you tore it! Such an awesome book!