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bookbairn

2 children aged 3 & 1.
Joined June 2015

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Entered a Giveaway 23rd October '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Grandma Bird
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No. of Copies
11
End Date
30th Oct '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 23rd October '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
For Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14
No. of Copies
11
End Date
6th Nov '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 9th September '18

Book pages Placeholder Book
The King Who Banned the Dark
For Ages
4, 5, 6 & 7
No. of Copies
11
End Date
2nd Oct '18
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 23rd October '18

Book pages The King Who Banned the Dark
The King Who Banned the Dark
I read it to bookbairn_ aged 3
I think most children go through a phase of being afraid of the dark. But when you're a prince who grows up to be King and have control over everything, you have much more power and influence - even over the dark. The King convinces everyone how bad the dark is by spreading rumours about it until the people agree to ban the dark. But with an artificial sun, as well as multiple devices that mean you can never be around the dark, and the light police maintaining darkness. When the people realise their mistake they suddenly regret their decision but is it too late to claim the darkness back? This could be seen as a cautionary tale for our Brexit times and it's hard not to see the message of the influence of ultimate power versus the will of the people. The illustrations very cleverly use a monotone palette with only shades of yellow to offset the darkness. This is such a clever, and funny, book! 

Won a Giveaway 2nd October '18