Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Meg in the Jungle by David Walser and Jan Pienkowski (Picture Puffin)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: David Walser, Jan Pienkowski, Meg in the Jungle, Picture Puffin
Meg and Mog books were a huge part of my earliest reading memories, always in huge demand from our school library and always the books I opted for whenever our school "Book Club" magazine offered up new treats to buy and take home.
I was a little apprehensive when I heard that there'd be more books by a new author, retaining the awesome illustrative talents of Jan Pienkowski but with David Walser picking up writing duties.
I needn't have worried - David has done an amazing job of stepping into the mighty shoes of Helen Nicoll, coming up with a brilliantly entertaining new adventure for the awesome witch and her brilliant friends Mog and Owl.
This time, Meg, Mog and Owl are off to the jungle for a grand adventure. They meet a friendly elephant who can't wait to take them on a whirlwind tour, but as you'll probably know from the other adventures of Meg and Mog, things don't always go to plan and when they also meet a sinister snake and a tiger who has lost his stripes, will Meg's magic help or hinder her new friends and get her out of a sticky spot of bother?
I can see why I loved these books so much, and I can also see why they were also very popular with Charlotte when she was little. Bold, striking illustrations once again compliment the story where words are kept to a minimum so that the hilarious action can unfold unimpeded.
Well done David and Jan for bringing back a fantastic favourite with a whole new lease of life.
"Meg in the Jungle" by David Walser and Jan Pienkowski is out now, published by Picture Puffin.