Friday, 13 April 2012

Philippa Knickerbocker Glory and the Ice Cream Castle by Sarahjane Funnell (Children's, Picture Book)

March 2012, Gibson Publishing
26 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: ice cream, magical land, infinite flavours of ice cream, learning one's one limits, pet cat, choosing a new food passion

Summary from Philippa Knickerbocker Glory's website
Phillipa loves ice cream. She loves ice cream almost as much as she loves her pet cat Little Miss Whiskers. Little Miss Whiskers is her fluffy white cat with a purple collar and bell. She doesn’t like ice cream at all but loves nothing more than to curl up into a ball and fall fast asleep on the end of Phillipa’s bed.

One day Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory and Little Miss Whiskers embark on a deliciously exciting journey. Through a secret tunnel, they enter a magical dreamland where they find the Ice Cream Castle and discover every flavour of ice cream imaginable. The Ice Cream Castle seems like a dream come true but will it be just how Phillipa imagined? With all that ice cream, will she and Little Miss Whiskers ever want to go home?

Nayuleska's thoughts
I loved this book from the cover because it is cute and girly. Philippa learns that you can have too much of something whicb you thought you would never get enough of. The reasons for giving it 8/10 is there were a few places in the story which didnt read smoothly for me, there was little conflict in the plot and the expression on Phillipa's face at one part was at odds with how she was feeling in that part of the story. However the concept and illustrations make up for those points I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Pbilippa Fairy Cake!

Find out more on the dedicated website 

Suggested read
If you like cupcakes/fairy cakes, check out The Cupcake Diaries series by Coco Simonwhich starts with Katie and the Cupcake Cure  
(Which I have on display to help me start each morning with a smile) 


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