Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret by Kristina Stephenson (Children's, Picture book)

November 2011, Egmont
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Themes: brave knights, kings in trouble, secrets, bravery, adventure, mystery, morals, mild peril, lots of humour

Summary from Egmont
In the dead of the night - when the wind is right - there comes a pitiful sobbing: out of the rumbling, grumbling castle and down the side of the hill...

Who could it possibly be? And what is this terrible secret all about? It seems something dreadful has happened in the tall, tall tower (with the pointy roof) and the only person who can put things right is - you guessed it - our very own honourable, fiesty and courageous young hero, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks! 

Nayuleska's thoughts
What I love best besides the detailed, bright and colourful illustrations is the way different fonts are used to emphasize the feel and sound of certain words. The advice on telling the truth is related in a way which isn't one bit preachy. The sturdy flaps which add extra dimensions to the story help make this a 10/10 read. 

Suggested read
Check out more of Charlie's books, including Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Dreadful Smell

1 comment:

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

That sounds like a cute book :)