Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie On the Road by Joel Stewart (Children's, Picture Book)

August 2011, Picture Corgi
32 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: fairytale like prince and princess, a dragon, a tower, making noise, sleeping people and creatures, lots of humour

Summary from Random House Children's Books
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie have been thrown out of town because of their loud HOOTING and now they're on the road in search of adventure. And what could be more adventurous than a deep, dark forest, a sleeping beauty and a tap-dancing dragon? Join the travelling band!

Nayuleska's thoughts
This is a very funny read, with Dexter and the beastie using their talents to help others. I loved the scene where the prince confesses something to his princess, because it made me laugh a lot, the illustration matching the text's meaning. This gets 9/10 from me.

You can find out more about Joel on his website.  

Suggested readingAn equally funny tale in a similar yet brighter colour scheme try Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Tale of the Terrible Secret by Kristina Stephenson

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