Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Kid Lit Blog Hop #14 Paw Prints On The Magic Sofa

Welcome back to the Kid Lit Blog Hop #14

Today I am sharing a fabulous new release with you.

Paw Prints On The Magic Sofa
by Sarah Mounsey and Jade Fang 

Bump, bump, bumpity, bump! Eddie's sofa is so much fun that all the animals jump right on as they travel around the world! Eddie, William and Oscar go on a magical journey that is perfect for inspiring a child's imagination.

 My Review:

Eddie and Oscar and their clever friend William embark on an exciting adventure, this time on a magic sofa. Together they travel to exotic locations collecting unlikely friends along the way; a lion, a turtle, a monkey and a camel, until they have a flying, floating, sand boarding, swinging sofa. They can not possibly fit another friend onboard and find themselves plummeting back the their living room, safe and sound, but as William says, "in so much trouble."

Once again a delightful tale, that captivated my 21 month old with its beautiful illustrations and engaging story, peppered with rhyme and repetition that young children respond so well to.

I loved the way each character expressed themselves and it reminded me a little of Mem Fox's Hattie and the Fox.

I highly recommend this for children aged 2-6

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Check out my previous review:
Gigi Love Love Loves this book and Paw Prints on the Sofa is just as good even better. She already asks for it daily.
About Sarah

I have always loved to write for children and I have had a lot of fun writing the Paw Prints books. I am an Australian and I grew up in Brisbane, although it has not been my home for over a decade. After spending eight years in London I now live in Singapore with my husband and my three young sons.

I have always loved to read and write and credit my Mum for this lifelong passion. I remember getting into trouble as a child for sneakily reading books under the table at school and for staying up late at night writing diaries and stories!

I am a primary school teacher and I have always loved sharing picture books with my classes. I also love it when my boys ask for “just one more story,” at bed time.

Where to Buy:
Paw Prints On The Magic Sofa will be available on Amazon later this year, but until then, Sarah has copies available for purchase on her website. 

Or you can connect with her via her facebook page.

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  1. How colorful! A magic sofa sounds like fun.

    1. Yes it is a beautiful book, thanks for stopping by Cool Mum and we love this weeks review. Jules

  2. This does look like a sweet series! Thanks for sharing it in the Kid Lit Blog Hop! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Renee, we are so excited to be on the Hop. cheers Julie

  3. Thanks so much for hosting yet again! Anything with dogs is worth its weight in gold at our house, so this book will certainly find a place on our library list. Thanks for linking this one, and happy hopping!

    1. So glad you stopped by Jaymie, I think Max will love it as much as Gigi, she is obsessed with the first book and loves this one just as much. Cheers Julie

  4. What a delightful concept. I'm definitely going to have to check these out.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Geo Librarian
    Kid Lit Blog Hop

    1. Thanks for stopping by Heidi. It is such a hit with our toddler. Cheers Julie

  5. This looks so cute! You always introduce us to such great new books, Julie!

    1. Awww, Katie, thanks for stopping by. One day I hope to be able to produce lists like you lol. Cheers Jules

  6. This sounds like such a delightful book! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Kid Lit Blog Hop #14!

    Create With Joy

    1. Thanks for stopping by and co hosting this week. Great to have you on board. Cheers Julie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Barbara, cheers