Thank You very much to the publisher – Piccadilly Press for the review copy.
Genre: Children’s Fiction (7-10 Years)
Release date: 15 04 2021
Price*: Kindle £3.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £5.03 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Paperback $12.51 (USD)
Pages: ~ 256
My rating: Liked it.
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What I learned from this book: Now I know who is stealing my socks all the time! 😀
Description of the book: Ten-year-old Grace likes doughnuts and cakes as much as the next kid – but they are also her secret weapon. Grace is a monster hunter who owns a bakery – and everyone knows how much monsters LOVE any kind of sweet treat! Just don’t tell them about the secret exploding baking powder inside the doughnuts and the cookies … When Grace’s Monster Scanning Machine alerts her to the doughnut-loving, people-eating, board-game-playing cyclops Mr Harris, she realises she’s about to face her biggest challenge yet …
How this book made me feel: The blurb got me very intrigued, a girl fighting monsters with doughnuts, yes please. 😀 But there is way more to it than that.
The protagonist in this novel is Grace, and the story is told from her perspective. I liked Grace, she is very brave, adventurous, and not scared of monsters. 😀 In this book, she is on the quest to send Mr Harris back to monster land, but that monster is way smarter than the ones she met before.
The narrative is fun, easy to read and enjoyable. The topics discussed in this book were growing up without parents, bravery and monsters. There were some very strange parts in this book that did not fit with an overall story, but they were all for the character’s good.
This book has very cute illustrations that made this story livelier. The chapters have decent length and they were full of action. I think the ending fell a little flat, and it did not really leave me happy about how this book ended.
So, to conclude, it is a fun story filled with brave characters, monsters and a plot that is fun and enjoyable. If you want to find out, where one of your socks suddenly disappears, you would need to read this book. 😉 I hope you will like it!
Thank You for Your time!<3
About the author: Gianna Pollero was born and raised in Kent but also spent a considerable amount of her childhood in northern Italy, where the majority of her family live. She originally trained as a journalist and is currently a communications manager for a schools’ academy trust in Kent. In 2017, she completed the Curtis Brown Online Writing for Children course. MONSTER DOUGHNUTS is Gianna’s debut novel.
Website: giannapollero.com / Twitter: @GiannaPP / Instagram: @giannapolleroauthor
Sarah Horne grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snowdrift. She studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts and gained a Masters degree at Kingston University. Sarah lives in London and specialises in funny, inky illustrations and words for children’s books.
Website: https://www.sarahhorne.studio / Twitter: @sarahhorne9 / Facebook: @sarahhorne09 / Instagram: @sarahbhorne9
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