We were sent this book for
eldest to give his thoughts. The front
cover suckered him in from the onset with enticing pictures of jars of
sweets! I have fond memories as a child
taking my hard earned pocket money to the local shop to buy some Strawberry bon
bons and rhubarb and custards.
With an RRP of £16.99 it
might be more than you would normally want to spend, but it really is a lovely
hardback book and it comprises of eleven mini stories, so breaking it down in
terms of value for each story, it works out inexpensively.
Any child will love reading
the descriptive tales full of mischievous plans, sweet shop visits and cinema
trips. Woolley Jones despite all his
naughtiness is a likeable chap. Trying
to right those who wrong him in creative ways, that did get us all
giggling. Aimed at children 5 plus, this is
one eldest will still grow into as despite being 5 he is not big on all the
dating references, at the moment he prefers hanging with his mates, it is only
his little brother who has planned his own wedding already…
Although my boys might find
some tips nestled amongst the pages when they are older. Like “it would perhaps be a good idea to say
that you meet her inside the picture house and then you wouldn’t have to pay” –
so when they do start dating they can save a few quid! Especially as having a girlfriend is
considered an expensive business (buying ice creams, entrance into barn dances
There is a light sprinkling
of well-drawn illustrations but by and large you can picture enough of the
story in your own imagination through the expressive text. With a reference to land girls it is also an educational book, mentioning the
importance of women to keep the farms and so fourth going during the war.
This is book 4 in the
Woolley Jones series (written by Amy Cornes Torr) so evidently a popular set of adventures, that is worth a read, and currently available for pre-order from Amazon for £14.44.