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Friday 22 April 2016

Review: Percy and His Amazing Box of Disguises

Percy Pimpernel is a rather adventurous and fun-loving rabbit. He lives in a nice burrow, up on a hill, in the countryside. He loves digging holes wherever he pleases, running around wild and free, spending his days frolicking and skipping.

At the bottom of the hill, in a little house, live a dog, cat and two furry hamsters. Percy feels rather sorry for these animals; they are not wild and free, and they don't get to do just as they please. So, he comes up with a plan to set them free — a plan that involves a big box of amazing disguises!

This is an adorably cute book that any kid who's ever played dress-ups will enjoy. Percy is quite the mischief-maker but he's got a good heart and his actions are all done with the best of intentions. However, how will he react when his newly liberated friends find that life lived 'wild and free' perhaps isn't the right life for them?

Sally Anne Garland's gorgeous illustrations are a delight, capturing all the personality of Percy and his friends. The endpapers are a nice touch too. This is the first book featuring Percy, but apparently there will be more.

Title: Percy and His Amazing Box of Disguises
Author/Illustrator: Sally Anne Garland
Publisher: The Five Mile Press, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: April 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760400682
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book