16th September '16
This book is beautifully illustrated, with lovely detailed, sparkly, eye-catching pictures and the text is also lovely.
As an Adult, I found the story a bit overly-involved with possibly too many plot devices - I didn't think it 'flowed' easily when reading it aloud and I wish there were less threads in the book and instead the author has focussed on developing one of two of the major plots in greater detail.
That said, my children seemed to really like it and my youngest (4) has asked to have it read to him several times since we received the book. I think they love the characters, and again the pictures are really captivating.