Julius the Zebra lives in Africa with his mum and brother Brutus. Everyday Julius and Brutus have to go to the lake for a drink but Julius HATES the lake and he thinks all the animals there stink! Also, Julius HATES his show off brother Brutus! Julius smells the sapphire, brown water at the lake and says Pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Then he secretly RUNS AWAY!!!! Julius and his friend Cornelius the warthog get caught in a big hole and end up at the COLOSEUM where the Romans fight! The Romans think that Julius is a stripy horse because they have never seen a zebra before because zebras only live in Africa and you wouldn’t find one in Rome! The Romans put Cornelius and Julius in a cage with a crocodile, giraffe, antelope and lion and the Romans make the animals fight against the Gladiators. Since Julius does so well, he joins Gladiator School and at Emperor Hadrian’s birthday bash, he battles against Victorius.
Does he win against Victorius or does Victorius get his victory? Does Julius die? You need to read this hilarious, laugh out loud book!
I like the cool illustrations and I recommend it to 7+ good readers with an interest in the Romans! My favourite character is Pliny, who is a little mouse who calls Julius, Barbara!!! I like the Roman Numerals section as it gave lots of information on how to form Roman Numerals and I tested my mummy on them! She was not very good!
I give it 11/10.