Saturday, 16 March 2013
Honey's Midnight Show (Bluebell Woods) by Liss Norton
Welcome to Bluebell Woods, home to a delightful cast of woodland friends. Honey is delighted when the Eyebright family, a troupe of travelling players, sets up camp beside her home. She and her friends can't wait to see the midnight show they're putting on. But as Honey joins in with the rehearsals, she can't help wishing that her own life was as exciting as a life onstage...
For fans of Brambly Hedge this book is perfect. With its imaginative three layered window into the wood on the front cover it is the start of a wonderful adventure into Bluebell Wood when a group of travelling players arrive and set up for a one night only performance of their show.
The book starts with a map of Bluebell Wood and the surrounding area and with its beautifully named areas it allows many lovely images to be conjured in ones mind if reading to a young child.
The book is written for the younger readers, of about 7+, although I would not recommend it for Early Readers, but the next stage up.
It would make a good book for sharing a chapter at bedtime or during a quiet time and I think it would be better suited for girls, although boys who are animal lovers may also enjoy it.
Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing, for sending me the book to review.