#BookReview CARROTS DON’T GROW ON TREES by ROB KEELEY

ABOUT THE BOOK


Lily loves eating fruit and vegetables – but is tricked by Jordan, who tells her that carrots grow on trees.

With the help of her Mum, some healthy eating and a box of elastic bands, Lily sets out to teach Jordan a lesson…

Carrots Don’t Grow On Trees! is a bright, colourful and funny story, told entirely in dialogue and pictures, and takes a fun and compassionate approach to dealing with teasing at school, as well as promoting healthy eating.

Rob Keeley’s second picture book sees him reunited with illustrator Simon Goodway, following their previous successes with My Favourite People and The Treasure in the Tower.
PUBLISHED BY TROUBADOR PUBLISHINGPUBLICATION DATE – 28TH NOVEMBER 2021


PURCHASE LINK


Amazon – Kindle Edition

WHSMITH £8.19

BOOK DEPOSITORY £9.01 (free delivery)

MY REVIEW


Oh to be a kid again!! I’d love to have had the range of picture books that seem to be available now when I was little and Rob Keeley has such a fun way of telling a story and getting various important messages across, that this title was just a blast to read!

From the fabulously bright illustrations, to the simple font, this was such a fun and easy book to read and is a great way of getting across the message of healthy eating in children, alongside approaching the subject of teasing and making things up – and how to deal with that by getting your own back in a creative way!!

Jordan teases Lily that carrots grow on trees, and his schoolmates back him up on the story to the point where Lily is made to feel silly and wrong! Mum to the rescue!! And they come up with a plan to get their own back on Jordan!

There are also a list of little activities in the back of the book to help extend the enjoyment and messages that can be learnt from this book and it’s such a great way to add to the reading experience! It even allows for the reader to make up what they think happens next between Lily and Jordan – hopefully helping create some new aspiring authors out there who might get the writing bug from creating their own stories!

A fabulously colourful picture book carrying important messages, that are put across in an engaging way. Fun for all!!


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My thanks to the author and publisher for the advanced reader copy in return for a fair and honest review.

#BookReview THE CASTLE OF INSIDE OUT by DAVID HENRY WILSON

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lorina, a young schoolgirl, is led by a black rabbit through a wood to a magical land. There she finds a race of green people, who are all overworked, starving and suffering from the toxic fumes billowing out of a nearby castle. She decides to gain access to the castle for the poor green people, and within its walls she meets the “insiders”, selfish creatures who hoard all the resources and treat the outsiders as slaves. Her quest leads her to encounter the bureaurat, the superviper, the farmadillo and, eventually, the awful Piggident himself.Will she be able to save the green people from the cruelty of these “insiders”?

PUBLISHED BY  Alma Classics

MY REVIEW

Anything that has a nod to Alice In Wonderland is fine by me, and what this book does is cross that with a bit of Animal Farm so has a little bit of everything for readers of all ages to enjoy and was a really enjoyable and quick read.

There’s lots for younger readers to enjoy in a story about a young girl standing up for the rights of others while older readers will appreciate the links to AIW and AF, and just to enjoy the fantastical world created by the writer, and all brilliantly illustrated by the wonderful Chris Riddell.

Lorina is aghast at the world she comes across when a black rabbit leads her through the woods to a magical world of green people who are starving and dealing with toxic fumes from a castle.. She finds out about the pigs living in the castle who only care about themselves and as she tries to reason with them, she is faced with their greed and self centred behaviour but she keeps fighting for what she knows is right. It’s a story told with heart, and often in rhyme which really adds another layer of enjoyment.

It’s super sweet and fantastically funny and it’s a book I thoroughly enjoyed

★★★★