Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hooray! It's a New Royal Baby by Martha Mumford and Ada Grey (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Hooray, it's a new royal baby!

Written by Martha Mumford

Illustrated by Ada Grey

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing

Martha Mumford and Ada Grey are back with their third book about Royal Offspring. We've previously enjoyed "Shhh! Don't wake the Royal Baby" and "Happy Birthday Royal Baby" and though the cynical amongst you might smell a cash in rolled out ahead of the birth of Prince George's Brother or Sister, there's actually quite a lovely touching tale about siblings in this book.

The royal household is once again all-a-twitter as the new royal baby arrives home (the book quite neatly gets around naming the baby, or talking about a boy or a girl - very clever!)

Everyone seems to love the new arrival, but Prince George isn't quite convinced. What if the new baby wants to play with his favourite dinosaur, or steal his favourite jam sandwiches? What if everyone loves the new baby more than him?

Daddy (Prince William) knows just how to smooth the troubled waters with a new gift for George from his new Brother/Sister but soon George realises that it's actually tons of fun having a new little friend to play pirates or spaceships with.

A lovely addition to a story range that we were initially going to be quite sniffy about but were completely won over by. Charming and super-cute stuff from Martha and Ada!

We've just come back from a whirlwind visit around Windsor Castle and it was great to see that these books obviously have royal approval, as we spotted them in the gift shop there!

Charlotte's best bit: Charlotte always loves the incidental antics that the royal corgis get up to in these books! Little scamps!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A wry grin about Prince William discussing baby number 3 with a glint in his eye!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Bloomsbury Publishing)