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Thursday 23 May 2019

Review: Snoozette

Meet the delightfully kooky Snoozette. This endearing new character from Red Paper Kite publishing lives in a land where clouds are 'always in season' and spends her days speaking French to her cat, boiling the kettle for endless cups of tea and, of course, snoozing.

Snoozette's snoozy days are pretty much the same, giving her a good shot at the Speed Napping World Champion Title. That is, until she sets out on a fantastical journey across the sky.

What follows is a fabulously nonsensical tale of raindrop perfumes, woolly sheep, fairy floss clouds and teacup baths.

Snoozette, with her red knee-high socks, pinafore dress and smattering of freckles, is a sweet, bespectacled character to gladden the heart.

Adults will warm to her tea-drinking, nap-taking ways, and children will delight in her eccentricities and unexpected wayfaring through the clouds.

This large-format book allows readers to pore over the deliciously quirky and colourful illustrations, searching for whimsical details, from clocks and kettles to cakes and creatures.

The endpapers are a fascinating insight into the development of a character, the chosen colour palette and the progress of a picture book. And, in keeping with Red Paper Kite's style, readers are invited to add their own colour and captions to a range of black-and-white illustrations at the end.

Snoozette is a fanciful celebration of imagination, of dreams and daydreams, and is sure to make perfect sense to anyone who loves spending each day with their head in the clouds.

Title: Snoozette
Author: Valentine Paradis
Illustrator: Caterina Metti
Publisher: Red Paper Kite, $26.99
Publication Date: June 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780648485209
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book