Phillippa Knickerbocker Glory Book Review
Reviewer: Marianne | RRP: £7.99 |
Mum blogger Marianne Whooley from Mari's World reviewed this ice cream-tastic debut picture book by an exciting new children's author, find out how she got on:
Just the knickerbocker word alone is enough to make me smile so can you imagine a children’s book written around this iconic ice cream?
Can you imagine a trip to the ice cream castle on top of that?
Now we may not be having a very good summer to blog about but I’m still handing out ice creams and they remain a firm favourite amongst treats in our house, so the evening I sat down to read Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory to the girls I had their instant, complete attention which is always a bonus when you’re reading to two people.
It’s a debut picture book written by Sarahjane Funnell and each page is beautifully illustrated. I lie on the floor, tummy down, at bedtime story in the middle of the two single beds and the twins peek over to look at the pictures from above whilst I read the story out loud to them.
If the pictures in a book are intriguing enough we’ll even stop to talk about them enriching the story time with a few questions and observations and Phillipa has lots to talk about on her very colourful pages.
Of course the fact that she loves ice cream is a huge win to start off with, then we discover she has a pet cat Little Miss Whiskers and both the twins love cats and then they follow Phillipa through a secret tunnel into a magical dreamland with an Ice Cream Castle where Phillipa tastes every colour ice cream imaginable and it’s at this point that Phillipa really gains massive street cred in the eyes of my four year olds.
Of course lucky for me Phillipa eats too much and decides she doesn’t want to be the official ice cream taster any longer which comes in really handy when the twins ask for a second ice cream, all I have to do is remind them of the tummy ache Phillipa got for eating too much and it’s a win win all around.
Phillipa also has a website www.phillipaknickerbockerglory.co.uk where you can choose screensavers and download pictures to colour in, there’s even a recipe to make your very own Knickerbocker Glory
We loved this book and would thoroughly recommend it to other parents!