Sunday, 11 January 2015

Queen of the Fluffy Pens by Lory Olding (Children's, 7 years +, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 November 2014, Untreed Reads, 31 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Themes: friendship, life in a kitchen

Summary from Untreed Reads
Queen of the Fluffy Pens, Queenie, is keen to move her beloved brood across their owner's kitchen to be nearer the window. Life will be wonderful there as they'll have lots of space and sunshine to enjoy. First, however, Queenie has to learn how to fly. Once she's mastered that skill, she and her two friends, Betsy and Tanya, set out on their epic journey. On the way, they encounter a very strange fly indeed, a friendly bee and a frightening hornet. They also learn something very important about the value of friendship. Can they survive their great adventure, and will their new home be all they've hoped for?

Nayu's thoughts
If you're after some adventure, a tiny bit of danger, and lots of friendship you've come to the right book. Although I was a little puzzled why the pens who come to life didn't feature on the cover, since the story is about them, the cover itself is charming, and the pens do meet a bee. The pens are full of distinctive characters, each reacting appropriately to the dilemma they have to face altogether. 

Find out more on Lori's website, which has a blueberry muffin recipe!  

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