I was recently sent a children’s book to review called Posie Pixie and The Pancakes, which is book 7 of a series called The Whimsy Wood. The book isn’t really what my boys usually read, but I agreed to do the review, because the author is lovely, the book has been signed and I am going to donate it to a raffle to raise money for a local Children’s Hospice.
The hospice is part of Children’s Hospice Southwest, and is the same charity that we did the Minion Fun Run for. Simon’s nephew does a lot of fundraising work for them, so I will be donating the book with the author’s permission to him to use to raise a little bit more.
This isn’t the first time the author has helped a charity, as they donate 10% of all profits from the sale of their book series to The Wildlife Trusts UK.
The Whimsy Wood book series is written by Sarah Hill and illustrated by Sarah Mauchline. This latest book from their series (of 35 books) is due to be launched and released on Saturday June 27th at the White Horse Book Shop in Marlborough, Wiltshire from 2.30pm.
The initial impression of book 7 Posie Pixie And The Pancakes, was definitely a good one. The book has a lovely illustrated cover, the front picture although very cute, is not actually my favourite part.
My favourite bit of the whole cover is on the back of the book. It’s the fact that on the back cover, unlike the usual quote of what adults thought of the book, on this book it quotes the children.
They are after all the ones who read the book, or at least listen to the book as an adult reads, and therefore their opinions are very important – I challenge you to try and tell any young child differently, they’ll soon set you straight!
Book 7 of the series is all about Posie Pixie making pancakes and eating rather too many of them with Wibble the Woodlouse. I like the fact that the story has some important messages in there for children about not littering and that eating a balanced diet is important.
The illustrations all through the book are simply adorable.
There are plenty of examples of alliteration such as Foggy February throughout the book, and other opportunities for some literary learning for children. Sarah Hill even goes into primary schools for author visits to talk about the book and do some work with children.
You can try to win a copy of the book below or if you would like to purchase it yourself or the set of books (currently £25!) then you can visit the Abela Publishing website.
Sarah has been kind enough to offer me 5 copies of Posy Pixie and the pancakes for my readers to win, and will even sign them for you addressed to a name of your choice! To enter please use the rafflecopter below.