Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Imelda & the Goblin King by Briony May Smith

What do you do when you have a bully that won't share?  Imelda has an idea...

Flying Eye Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 20th.

I've enjoyed all the picture books I get from this publisher.  This one was no disappointment.  

Imelda plays with the fairies in the woods.  She's learning their secrets and they have a great time together.  Then Mr. Stomp, Stomp, Stomp shows up and announces he's the Goblin King and they can't play there anymore.  He's the King now and he doesn't like the noise.

To ease the problem, the fairy queen invites him to their next feast.  He comes.  And he eats it ALL!  To make matters worse, he kidnaps the queen.  There's only room for one leader in the forest according to him.

Imelda finds a way to use his greed against him.  It's a wonderful ending to this modern fairy tale.  As you can tell by the cover, there's lots of activity in the illustrations.  Your child could spend as much time checking out the fairies and the goblins as they will reading the story.  Why not share this cute tale with them?

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