Monday, 18 June 2012

Grandma Bendy by Izy Penguin (Children's, Picture book)

May 2012, Maverick Books
34 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: illustrations look like a mixture of paint, pen and crayons, being proud of family, life as a criminal, serving time in prison, learning to be good, helping others, super powers, friendly neighbours, adorable animals, a fair amount of humour

Summary from Maverick Books
A quirky story about a bendy burglar, who learns the error of her ways.
Grandma Bendy is the bendiest grandma.She has twizzly arms and super stretchy legs!
In the past Grandma Bendy used her skills for bad and was an excellent burglar. However a taste of her own medicine sets her on the straight and narrow!

Nayuleska's thoughts

This is a story which briefly explains how criminals, when caught, end up in prison sometimes for many years. This might prove useful to readers who have someone in their family in prison, which is a confusing time for anyone.

The star of the show wasn't Grandma. It was the two cute mice who featured on every single page. They always had a word or two commenting on what Grandma was doing. I love it when books have an element like this as I had to keep finding them on the page, plus they provide an extra view on what Grandma Bendy did in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Izy's website.

Suggested read
If you're after a criminal cat, check out The Diabolical Mr Tiddles by Tom McLaughin 

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