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Isabella Murphy – from Dark to Light : Review

Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)

“Pumpker, a little boy pumpkin, desires nothing more than to be adopted by a family to make them happy. Planted as a slim white seed along with his sisters, Plumpalicious and Plumpilina, he finds his wish come true as he grows into a pumpkin.”

(Children’s)

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Two word review: so cute.

Ok, firstly I want to thank the author of this book for sending it out to me. Secondly, oh my god this book is adorable! It’s so cute! I loved it.

It’s defiantly a book for around Halloween time as it’s about pumpkins but I think this is such a great read for the younger children. I read this through on myself and loved it but I’m definitely saving it to read with my niece to (she’s too young to understand yet).

The story is well written and the illustrations are incredible. You don’t see many books around for Halloween time so I would defiantly recommend picking this one up.

🚨 ALERT: SPOILERS BELOW: ALERT 🚨 ———————————————————————

Oh my god guys, have you read this book? I mean, I fell in love with pumpker. He’s so cute and adorable and just aww!

I loved this story, it’s just a shame it wasn’t longer but, in saying that, I think it’s the right length for a children’s read. I think children would love this book around Halloween time, don’t you?

I loved that even though the family caved the pumpkins, it was a good feeling for them and they all got excited! I was slightly worried that carving them would kill them haha.

Anyways, I loved it. Defiantly worth a read with your younger ones and I think older, younger ones could read this on there own, it’s very well written and easy to read. Everyone, go pick this book up for halloween! It will 100% get your little ones excited for pumpkin picking and carving! 🎃 .


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Tom Fletcher – The Creakers : Review

Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)

“What silently waits in the shadows at night?

What’s under your bed, keeping Just out of sight?

What’s patiently waiting while your counting sheep?

What never comes out unless you’re fast asleep?

What makes all the creaks, cracks and clangs in your house?

It isn’t the cat, or your dog, or a mouse. Those noises are made by mysterious creatures. Read on if you dare and you might meet the creakers.”

(Children’s / Magical / Mystery)

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book is a children’s book and I’m a twenty something year old, but when I heard Tom Fletcher talking about it on tv, I just had to read it. The book followers the story of a young girl trying to save the grown-ups.

To begin with, I did struggle to read it because it was a children’s book but once I’d read a few chapters I was hooked and couldn’t put it down – literally finished it within the day. Fletcher really brings the characters to life in the book and you just can’t help but love them.

This book would make a lovely family read before bed with younger children and I’d absolutely love to see it as a movie, damn right I’d be first in line.

🚨 ALERT: SPOILERS BELOW: ALERT 🚨 ———————————————————————

I absolutely loved this book (once I’d gotten into it) and the characters, oh the characters were just amazing! Fletcher uses an illustration of the characters on one of the first pages which brings them all to life, it makes the book feel more real because you have the illustrations. My favourite characters, of course, were Lucy and Norman and I just loved how they weren’t the stereotypical girl and boy, popular kids. Lucy was a bit boystrious and Norman was a bit geeky and I loved that! It was also nice to have the combination of Ella in the group too.

One thing that did kind of let me down about this book was that, at times, the narrator became part of the book. For example, the narrator would write something and Lucy would answer him. This kind of ruined it for me at times because I was so engrossed in the story and then there would be a line from the narrator, which kind of made me remember it was just a book and I wasn’t in fact in the story. At some points it was quiet humorous but I think Fletcher has engrossed the readers so much that he doesn’t need those parts in it. I don’t know, what do you think? I think without them, I could have just read the book in one full sitting.

The book had me so engrossed in it that I kind of want to go upstairs and leave some rubbish for the creakers under my bed! That’s weird right? I know it’s weird, but that’s how real Fletcher makes the story feel!

I really enjoyed reading this book and would definitely, 100%, go to the cinema to watch this as a movie. Let me know your thoughts of it, I’d love to hear what you think?💭.