June 2014, Bloomsbury Children's, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Content: minor scares, lots of humour
Summary from Bloomsbury
Welcome to the magical world of Florentine and Pig! Join them on their adventures as they discover the glorious world of friendship, fun and food.
There's a monster on the loose, and Florentine and Pig are determined to catch it! But what will they need for their monster-catching expedition?
Super-scrummy supper? CHECK! (Well, monster catching IS rather hard work)
But is there REALLY a monster out there, or are Florentine and Pig's imaginations playing tricks on them?
This is an unexpectedly charming find. Rest assured that it isn't too spooky and the ending is happy. I smiled on most of the pages for Florentine and Pig are well prepared for their trip, and face obstacles together. They manage to have fun and eat yummy food – the recipes are included after the story, as are some of the items from the story so readers can experience most of what Florentine and Pig go through. This adventure has me hoping for another with these two friends.
Find out more on the dedicated Florentine and Pig website.
For another semi-scary forest read check out Knight Time by Jane Clark & Jane Massey (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)