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Kellie at Come-alive Cottage Kindle Edition
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|Length: 54 pages||Age Level: 5 - 9||Grade Level: K - 2|
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Top Customer Reviews
I give this book four stars and received a copy in exchange for my honest review.
It is not just the plot that grabs you, although it does grip you tightly, it is also an array of other things. Fabulous drawings appear when you least expect them, unexpected jargon delights you, firstly because it’s cool, and secondly it’s refreshing and humorous. Father’s spindly legs are described as extremely skinny pins, and he was apparently a great harrumpher. Oh and Uncle Algernon’s trunk is very dusty.
Now whether this was intended as a hidden innuendo or not, the book did strike me as a pantomime in that it will be a clear winner with the children it sets out to attract, whilst amusing adults at the same time.
Anyway, on to the plot itself. The Culpeppers are intrepid explorers and their daughter, Kellie, is left behind with her aunt at Come-alive Cottage while they pop off on their latest adventure. Aunt Kittie is a witch, but not a very good witch. Her cottage is full of evidence to that fact. Her wonky spells have left a trail of havoc, and I got to thinking that she must have popped into my house at some stage, because there’s a myriad of faulty stuff in there.
Kellie at Come-alive Cottage is a book to be treasured, and I heartily recommend it, both to children and as a secret pleasure to adults.
This is a richly imaginative book, filled with fabulous writing and the kind of laugh out loud quirky humour that both parents and children will enjoy. Frances Lee West’s charcoal and pencil illustrations complement the story beautifully. If my son was a wee lad again, I can see him giggling away at Kellie’s adventures, and this book remaining on the top of the story time pile for several months at least.
Even though I’m far too old to be reading books like this, I don’t mind admitting I enjoyed it immensely.
A full and well-deserved five stars.
I received a free copy for an honest non-reciprocal review.
A nice and funny story. Author has a really vivid imagination! Be ready to be surprised in every sentence! For me there are even too many adventures:)
I'll translate the story to my daughter who doesn't read English and maybe update the review then. As for myself, I give four stars, not five, because I was amused, yes, but not overexcited with the plot, characters, and pictures, but maybe my daughter will be.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
This is Mrs. Unsworth's first book for children but I have a feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more of Kellie and her fantastic adventures.
To read my complete review go to my blog [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great story for children and adults! I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the next one.Published on 7 Dec. 2014 by Debbie
This is a short book at just under 50 pages, but it is the perfect read-aloud story for young children. Read morePublished on 21 July 2014 by Lincs Reader
Was really pleasantly surprised by this. It's very well written and great fun. The acid test was giving it to my 11-year-old daughter to read. She finished it in one sitting. Read morePublished on 15 Mar. 2014 by Truth42
This delightful and fun children's book by Wendy Unsworth tells the story of Kellie Culpepper, who comes from a long line of explorers, with her parents being 'the greatest... Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2013 by L. H. Healy
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