Friday, 10 August 2012

Grandma Bendy by Izy Penguin (Maverick Arts Publishing)

We've been meaning to do one of these for a while so now we've finally got round to it, we thought we'd do our first cross-blog 'hug' with the excellent ChildLedChaos Blog and the Friday Pick{ture Book} slot. Clicking on the lovely shelf of books down there will take you to the blog and the rules and regs for how you can join in. 

So let's kick off with another one of the Maverick Books we were recently sent, the rather fun and wibbly "Grandma Bendy" by Izy Penguin. 

What? You didn't know penguins could write and draw? This one can, and she's woven together a torrid tale of a bad grandma turned good. You see Grandma Bendy isn't just a little old lady who watches daytime cookery shows, owns 200 cats, and calls you "George" even though your name is Phil, no she's extremely flexible and bendy, like a septuagenerian Mr Tickle!

She wasn't always sweet and lovely though, Grandma Bendy has a dark past which unfolds as you read the book. We won't spoil it for you but Grandma Bendy is a lovely little book and the first we've come across from Izy. We would certainly love to read more adventures featuring Grandma Bendy so lets hope this is just the start of a successful series. 

Charlotte's best bit: Grandma Bendy as 'Young Lady' Bendy. 

Daddy's favourite bit: Rather cool treatment of the idea of the black sheep of the family making good. 

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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