Blog tour: ‘Indigo Wilde and the Creatures of Jellybean Crescent,’ by Pippa Curnick.

Today I’m sharing the first in an eye-popping new series of magical early chapter books packed full of curious creatures and whirlwind adventures! Introducing the wonderful world of Indigo Wilde…..

‘Indigo Wilde and her little brother, Quigley, live at 47 Jellybean Crescent, a crazy and colourful house full of magical Creatures that her parents, World-Famous Explorers, have taken in over the years.

And now Indigo’s parents have sent a new Monster Mail delivery to Indigo and Quigley, while off on another adventure. But this time, the box is empty, and the escaped Creature is running rampage around the house. The race is on to catch it before it’s too late, all the while making sure not to disturb the neighbours…’

This zingy new series is sure to tantalise the reading tastebuds of newly confident readers looking for an exciting blend of magical monsters, mischief, and fun! I absolutely loved reading about all the weird and wonderful occupants of 47 Jellybean Crescent and the lengths Indigo and younger brother Horace had to go to, to keep them (and the other residents of Jellybean Crescent) safe and happy.

Pippa’s exuberant illustrations absolutely bring the crazy cast of characters to life! Indigo’s rainbow quiff is pure hair-style perfection, giant piles of rainbow-coloured llama-corn poo litter the floor, and fuchsia-pink glamingoes leap from the pages and into your imagination.

I was particular envious of The Abracadarium – an ancient book containing drawings and details about fantastical creatures. I could almost smell the wonderful ‘old book’ smell wafting up from the pages as I read. Any class or child would absolutely love creating their own creatures to add to a class Abracadarium. I bet llama-corns and a purrmaid would look pretty tame compared to some of the beasts a class full of seven-year-olds could imagine!

An absolute treat from start to finish. I can’t wait for the next delivery of monster mail!

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Hodder Children’s Books for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour*

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