Today dear readers I am on the blog tour for The Whisker Twitchers (Published by Comma Books 10 Jun. 2021) By Kathy Tallentire. A big thank you to the author for sending me a copy to review, always appreciated.
The Whisker Twitchers
Grandad is up to something.
When Bella wakes up to find him gone, she heads to the surface to look for him – but the world looks different.
Can Bella conquer her hear of the unknown to find out what is going on? And where is Grandad?
For bunny lovers everywhere.
About The Author
Writing is a relatively new part of my life. When I go to schools and am introduced as an author it is still a bit of a surprise to me!
It was the birth of my daughter (in 2016) that changed everything. I had spent many years building up my career in accountancy, accumulating business qualifications and generally working hard in that one field.
Spending time with my little girl and reading hundreds of different children’s stories really inspired me. My first book, Nana Duck, was published in 2017. It did well and I found that I enjoyed visiting schools and nurseries. There is nothing like reading your story and getting great reactions from a class full of eager little children.
Now, I’m having ideas all of the time. I’m so looking forward to bringing more stories into the world, to seeing my characters come to life through the talented illustrators that I work with, and inspiring more children in my local area and beyond.
This adorable children’s picture book tells the tale of a young rabbit named Bella and her Grandad. Bella suspects her Grandad is up to something, something is different and he is acting strangely. But Bella doesn’t know why. He keeps twitching his whiskers. When Bella asks he tells her to have patience. But Bella doesn’t feel patient and is determined to find out why. When she wakes up one morning she discovers that Grandad is gone. Scared and alone Bella heads to the surface. Everything is white! She doesn’t understand what this strange cold stuff is and wants nothing more than to hurry back inside the safety of her warm burrow. But Bella is too curious, she wants to find her Grandad. She spots his hat and scarf and hears his voice calling her. But will Bella conquer her fear and hop out in the unknown to find out what is happening and where her grandad is?
I loved this story, it was such a delight to read. My boys loved it too, especially the snowball fight. Bella is relatable to younger children as she has that vulnerability about the unknown, but also a curious fascination of finding out. It helps children see that it’s ok to be scared, to be wary of what they don’t know.
The rabbits are adorable and beautifully illustrated along with Tallentire’s words it made me feel all cosy and excited for winter. We live in the Highlands so snow will no doubt make its appearance soon. I can’t wait to make our very own snow rabbits and have snow fights. They are a lot colder than they appear dear reader, trust me.
I give The Whisker Twitchers By Kathy Tallentire a Five out of Five paw rating.
Cosy magical fun for bunny lovers everywhere.
A charming story for younger children about overcoming your fears and exploring the beautiful outdoors. Bonus snowball fights are included! This has become a bedtime favourite, known in our house as “the bunny book”! I fully intend on reading more of Tallentire’s future works.
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