Delighted to be taking part in a ‘Trolltastic’ blog tour today! My review of ‘Here Come the Trolls’ and ‘Day of the Trolls’ will include my general thoughts alongside my four year old’s thoughts as well. Big thank you to the author and LoveBooksGroup for the copies of the books, and for inviting me to take part in the tour. Here is my review:
‘Day of the Trolls’ blurb.
Fart-Fart and all the trolls are back! Join them in the shopping mall where they go wild, causing havoc as they overrun the place. But when they follow sign saying All Trolls – This Way, things turn out very differently to what Flycatcher, Bumscratcher, SnotFace and the rest of them expected…
‘Here Come the Trolls’ blurb
Through gaps in the roof we didn’t repair through cracks in the walls we pretended weren’t there . . . the trolls have come creeping while we were all sleeping. Trolls on your chair, trolls in your bed–is anything worse than a troll on your head? What happens when your house is invaded by trolls–mischievous creatures who do nothing but cause havoc and mayhem? Find out in this zany and charming book which tells you how to get rid of them for good and make your house a troll-free zone!
What does TWG and Baby Garnet think?
Baby Garnet: I like the books because they have lots of funny bits in them. I like the colours of the covers too. I like the girl trolls in the book because they remind me of me, and other children will like them too.
(Views said by four-year old, Eva, written by mumma (me). )
TWG: Oh these books made me laugh! I had to read them out to my daughter as she is currently learning how to read (if the book doesn’t just contain the words ‘to, stop, no, yes and okay’, then she’s pretty much stuffed). Even as an adult, I still found myself laughing at the troll ‘Fart-Fart’. Yes, I am childish but seriously, how is that not funny? I think the author has done a brilliant job in writing a book which will appeal to most children, due to the hilarious personalities of the trolls (and their names). Of course we all know that children find little things and everything funny – this is why I truly believe that children will be laughing out loud at what the trolls get up to. Well, that’s if their parents don’t beat them to the laughter first!
I am a sucker for children’s books which rhyme, because I find that I am able to get into the spirit of the story as I read it out loud to my little girl. Personally, I really do hope that Ron Butlin gives the trolls more things to do as I wouldn’t say no to going out and purchasing more of these books for my daughter (that’s if I don’t nab them to read first!).
‘Here Come the Trolls’ and ‘Day of the Trolls’ are fantastic reads for every little person out there. It doesn’t matter if the children aren’t reading yet as, with these books, you have the perfect opportunity to read to your child and re-light your own childish tendencies with Fart-Fart and SnotFace. I even think these books are suitable for adults as well!
I must highlight the fact that both books were illustrated by James Hutcheson – what a fabulous job he has done! The illustrations worked perfectly well with the story by bringing the trolls cheekiness to life in a fantastic way.