Angela Mitchell and Sarah Horne (illustrations) It is Princess Lolly’s 89th birthday party and a glorious jelly is on the menu. However there is a problem: the jelly refuses to wobble!
“I won’t wobble, I won’t wobble and that’s my final word!” screamed the jelly …
This newly released children’s book has been read most nights in our house since we received it and it’s gone down a treat. I have to put on a special ‘queen’ type voice for Princess Lolly who even though she is 89 years old comes across a little spoilt and demanding! When her birthday jelly doesn’t wobble it causes an enormous problem for everyone who has come to her birthday party and they all try to come up a solution to make the jelly wobble.
This is a fun story that will definitely appeal to the pre-schoolers out there. The illustrations are well done with great bold colours that really appeal and make you want to pick it up. We even took it in to my son’s preschool to be read and it was much enjoyed by the all the children there.
As you might guess, things don’t end particularly well for the jelly, as after all it was the main event at the birthday party, and as a result of reading this, guess what’s on the menu this week for dessert! Verdict: A bright and funny read, sure to appeal to all the pre-schoolers out there. Reviewed by Lesley
Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Published Date: May 2012
Genre: Picture book
Source: Received from publisher
Challenge: British Book Challenge