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February 2019 Debut of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2019
What better present can a princess receive than a pudding making machine! Soon puddings and cakes of all sorts are spilling out of the machine as the young Princess Hannah takes control of her fabulous birthday present. But the present has an unfortunate impact on the princess; it reveals that she has never had to share. Luckily, her friends take matters into their own hands and soon they too are pulling the levels and turning the wheels and together they all make the most fabulous puddingly treats – including a giant meringue. The moral is well mixed into this bubbly tale which is vibrantly told in verse by Sally Duran.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for February 2019:
Lark by Anthony McGowan
Two Sides by Polly Ho-Hen
The Star-spun Web by Sinead O'Hart
Boom! Bang! Royal Meringue! by Sally Doran
Along Came A Different by Tom McLaughlin
The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson
Princess Hannah has been ever so sweet,
The King and Queen have bought her a treat!
The King says ‘Why don’t your friends have a go?’
See what happens when Princess Hannah says NO!
Polite and perfect Princess Hannah has been so well behaved that the King and Queen have decided to get her a very special birthday present: The Marvellous Magical Pudding Machine!
How can she possibly be expected to share such a wonderful thing with her friends? Discover the fanciful and vivid picture book that gives hope that even those with the sweetest tooth might learn to share...
This wonderfully sweet debut from Sally Doran, lavishly illustrated by Rachael Saunders, teaches the importance of sharing through rhymes.
|Publication date:||7th February 2019|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Sally Doran grew up in Pembrokeshire and studied journalism and theatre before embarking on a career as a children's author, inspired by her sister who is also a writer. She now lives in a little cottage in the South West of England. Boom, Bang, Royal Meringue is her debut book, in part inspired by her love of meringues - her second favourite food after avocados!More About Sally Doran