Friday, 5 October 2012

Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball


Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball, Giles Paley-Phillips, Gabriele Antonini
















Although we don't read often before bed time as we always ended up getting in bed too late, Abby and Clay do love their bed time stories whenever we have time to read them. The thing with books is, you can never have too many of them. And now that Abby is picking up her reading skills, the more the merrier it is! So I was delighted when we were offered Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball to review, which is well suited as Halloween is approaching!


Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball, Giles Paley-Phillips, Gabriele Antonini




















The cute and beautifully illustrated book (by Gabriele Antonini) is about a little girl getting kidnapped by a monster, only to be invited to the Annual Monsters' Ball and have fun!

I absolutely love the writing, which not only rhymes, but is still understandable by a 4 years old. There was no need to explain every sentence to her, just the odd words that she didn't understand. She was a bit frightened at first when Tamara was being kidnapped, but soon was delighted to hear that the funny monsters meant no harm.

The pictures are sharp, colourful and eye catching with really cute drawings. Abby loved the book so much she requested me to read it again! I loved the book so much I didn't mind at all.


Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball, Giles Paley-Phillips, Gabriele Antonini
















Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball was written by Giles Paley-Phillips and his first book The Fearsome Beastie, also illustrated by Gabriele, has won The People's Book prize. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins another one for this book as well! If you are looking for a book to get for your little one this Halloween, this is the one you should buy. It's retailed at £6.99, and you can be certain that you will make your money worth with this beautiful and well written book.


Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball, Giles Paley-Phillips, Gabriele Antonini
















May I suggest merchandises made for it?


Disclosure: We were sent a book to review; all opinions are honest and our own