Posie Pixie And The Pancakes – Book Review

Posie Pixie And The Pancakes – Book Review

Posie Pixie And The Pancakes is the seventh book in The Whimsy Wood series by Sarah Hill. We’ve never read this series of books before but I had heard great things about them.

I told the boys the title of the story and asked if they wanted me to read it. As soon as they heard the word pancakes, they wanted in!

The first thing that struck me about this book is the amazing illustrations. Sarah Mauchline does a really beautiful job of bringing the book to life through her drawings. Just look at this beautiful party animal!


The boys were really blown away with the pictures and spent a great deal of time just looking at them.

I wasn’t sure whether my 2 boys would enjoy the book as I thought it looked a bit long and grown up for them but, neither of them moved for the entire story! They’ve also asked for this story at bedtime several times since so they obviously enjoyed it.

The story is so descriptive and really builds a picture up in your head of what’s going on. It is wonderfully written for the children and really captivated the boys including the 2 year old who very rarely sits still for anything these days.

I personally did find the book quite difficult to read. I found the sentences, although descriptive, very long winded and often found myself running out of breath!

The book is great for raising awareness of some really important everyday issues such as healthy eating and the environment but, in a fun, ‘the kids will never notice it snuck in the story’ kind of way! It sparked some interesting discussions with my 4 year old about why we should pick up rubbish and why we can’t eat endless amounts of junk food!

I was really surprised by this book. Looking at the front cover I thought the story would be quite girlie but neither of my 2 complained while I was reading it. They enjoyed it so much that they have asked me to purchase the other books in the series so they can here all about Posie’s other adventures.

Monsters Love Underpants – Book Review

Monsters Love Underpants – Book Review

Monsters Love Underpants is the seventh collaboration between writer Claire Freedman and illustrator Ben Cort. It’s the latest installment in the Underpants series which also features Aliens Love Underpants, Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Panta Claus.


We love the Underpants series in our house and the boys were ecstatic when they saw the latest book had arrived. They couldn’t wait for bedtime (which is very unusual) so they could read the new story.


It went down a storm. My youngest boy decided to add in his own sound effects while we were reading and both boys were laughing away. The story is so well written and the rhyming element flows really nicely in this book. I have had trouble getting the words out with some of the other books!

The illustrations were bright and colourful whilst also beautifully drawn. They really captured the boys attention and helped build on the story.

The book also comes with a free audio reading of the book voiced by Mel Giedroyc of Great British Bake Off fame. She is the perfect choice to read these books and you can see what I mean from this YouTube trailer.

I love a book that makes me laugh and smile too. This is definitely my favourite book in the series and it also appears to be the boys new favourite too. We read the story 3 times on the first night alone! If you are already a fan or, even a new reader to the series, you will not be disappointed with this latest edition.

Monsters Love Underpants paperback is currently on pre-order with a release date of April 23rd 2015. It’s available to buy at Amazon and all good book shops.

If you love a good competition, they are currently running a fantastic give away on their website. Send them a photo of your little one dressed as a monster and you can win a huge bundle of goodies. Good luck.

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