When Mr. Snipperside arrives in Concordia, trouble begins for Toby, the King’s page. First, he can't read, so he's embarrassed. Then a boy named Harley tries to blackmail him. The Kingdom of Concordia has problems of its own: Queen Gabrielle has to deal with a poisonous spider on her dress, a disastrous picnic, and a forest fire caused by the heat in Concordia. Will Toby be able to stop Harley from blackmailing him? Will he learn to read? Will Queen Gabrielle and King Bartholomew fix the damage the fire caused? Find out in this suspenseful book.
Overall, this is a great book, but some parts could have been a little more exciting. I did like the plot, and this book shows a great example of teamwork. I like the character Olive because she's a great teammate when she helps and supports Toby. The book is written to make you laugh and cry. I can't wait to read more books by this author. I would recommend it to people twelve and older because there is some bullying.