Friday, 10 July 2015

ReadItDaddy's 1st Book of the Week - Week Ending 10th July 2015 - "William Heads to Hollywood" by Helen Hancocks (Templar Publishing)

William heads to Hollywood

Written and Illustrated by
Helen Hancocks

Published by Templar Publishing

A rather happy little girl once posed in the garden, dressed as Audrey Mieowski from this fabulous book...

Charlotte leaped on "William Heads to Hollywood" by Helen Hancocks, the sequel to another book of the week fave of ours from one of our favourite author-illustrators. Helen Hancocks' "William and the Missing Masterpiece" was a delicious cheese-fest mystery of a story introducing us to William, debonair stylish international moggy of mystery.

William's career as a cat detective is in a bit of a slump. Cases are too easy and in "The Case of the Missing Hat", William actually finds the missing headgear atop the daft man's head!

"Silly man" said Charlotte. 

But soon a tricky case lands in William's lap and he jets off to Hollywood to meet the divine Miss Audrey Mieowski, stunning starlet and renowned film star. Mere days before the world's most glittering film award ceremony, a dozen Golden Cuckoo awards have gone missing.

Audrey and William are soon hot on the case, with only a hair pin and a few feathers to go on they're soon on a madcap chase through the studios and boulevards in glittering Hollywood, stopping for a quick snack and a visit to the fair as the tension heats up. It's almost the night of the awards ceremony, can William and Audrey track down the missing Golden Cuckoos before it's too late?

In Helen's stories, we adore the attention to detail and this brings us back to her books again and again as there's always something new to spot. William and Audrey make such a fantastic team, and we loved spotting our favourite penguin from "Penguin in Peril" cropping up for a few sneaky cameos (and as I said on Twitter, the "Furlini" gag made me want to hug the book with glee! Love it!)

"William Heads to Hollywood" is yet another triumphant masterpiece from Helen, and as ever we're waiting with baited breath to see what young white-socked William gets up to next. Adore, adore, adore this book!

Charlotte's best bit: She loved helping William to spot the missing Golden Cuckoos, and also loved the fab cameos in the story from Helen's other books (Penguins, YAY!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: that "Furlini" ref just slayed me. What a fantastic story, William is such a DUDE!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)

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