Saturday, 8 November 2014

Crowned by Julia Dweck and Beth Trott (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

So so cute!!!
October 2014, Sleepy Sheep Productions, 56 pages, Ebook, Personal Copy

From best selling children’s author, Julia Dweck, comes a tale of fantasy, adventure and bravery. Quinn is a fairy sprite who dreams of becoming queen. But how does one become a queen? All the books Quinn has ever read claim that damsels in distress are rescued by princes and then live happily ever after. Quinn’s search for a handsome prince is brought to an abrupt halt by a nasty two-headed ogre who threatens the safety of Fairy Land.

And suddenly, a dreaded sound,
As something wicked stomped the ground.
A gruesome ogre, wide and tall,
And both heads said, “I’m King of all!”

Now looking round, Quinn was alone.
How could she stop it on her own?
But fairies always locked their doors
When ogres came to settle scores.

Can Quinn summon the queen inside her heart to outwit this evil foe?

Nayu's thoughts
This is my favourite book of Julia's! I was due to receive a copy for review, but ended up buying it due to computer trouble, because I knew it would be awesome! The illustrations are utterly adorable, matching up with my story expectations.  I flicked through them straight after I'd read it. The story itself uses familiar fairy tale elements with fun twists which Julia does with style & humour. Definitely one to be read over & over! 

Suggested read
Another of Julia's books which I love is Faux Paw illustrated by Walter Carzon (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

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