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Thursday 27 July 2023

Review: Mr Impoppable

Silliness and joy come together in this fun picture book about a balloon who makes chocolate (I swear it will all makes sense!).

Mr Impoppable owns a chocolate store, where he makes amazing and unusual chocolates (like flying chocolate birds). 

He also happens to be a balloon. An un-poppable balloon. An un-poppable balloon who every kid in town just loves.

Except for one boy.
Gerald does not like chocolate or Mr Impoppable or balloons. But the one thing he does like... is popping balloons.

So when Gerald meets Mr Impoppable, he’s determined to pop him. 

He tries everything. Sharp things, pointy things, spiky things, everything!!! And Mr Impoppable supports Gerald for every attempt (even though they fail one after another). He just that kind of guy (or balloon!). 

Two unlikely friends, brought together in the most unusual way. The only questions is... will Gerald succeed in popping Mr Impoppable?

Expect the unexpected in this fab new picture book. From the start, you’ll be delightfully thrilled and surprised, and those surprises keep on coming.

The characterisation Trent Jamieson pours into the pages is something super special. Mr Impoppable is so cool and kind. His heart is as big as his giant balloon head. Gerald is also a very cool and interesting kid. He’s relatable, and when you scratch his hard exterior, you find soft, jiggly jelly.

Brent Wilson’s funky cartoon style brings it all to life. Witty, charming and fun. Bright colours and loads of details to explore. 

If you love a laugh, if you love an expected read, Mr Impoppable is a great pick.

Title: Mr Impoppable
Author: Trent Jamieson
Illustrator: Brent Wilson
Publisher: Larrikin House, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922804440
For ages: 3 - 8 
Type: Picture Book