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review 2015-08-06 10:40
Tucking one comfortably to sleep
Alex and the Wolpertinger- Uncle Balloon - Koos Verkaik

Huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book


There may be no fairies per say in the book but the book was nothing less to all those fairy tale books I have read as a young kid.


The author has used subtle and gentle narration so as to make the readers comfortable, warm and cozy and I had an amazing time with the whole series. The last book has neatly combined all that was started over the course of two books. Very many new characters were added along and older ones returned to double the fun in the book


I think the book is colorful due to its wide range of interesting characters and it is these very characters that actually help the book become so lively and cheerful and as mentioned in the review of the previous book, you fall for every character in the book- good bad or ugly.


There is a sweetness and warmth in narration. Language is perfect enabling a smoother read and irrespective of age the book tends to provide fun for everybody who reads it


I am short for words as to how well suited this book is for every age group. With its vivid characters, a good and moral story invoking the goodness of the world, the book does indeed charm itself into every heart.  A quick short read with the quality of all those children’s book that once lulled us to sleep.



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review 2015-08-06 10:37
Lull me to sleep
Alex and the Wolpertinger: The Downhills - Koos Verkaik

Huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book


As I mentioned in the first book, I couldn’t wait to re enter the world of Alex and the Wolpertinger and though my review comes really late the truth is that I had completed the entire series over stretch of two days. The book is short and like any other children’s book is absolutely sweet and merry


The author truly lulled me to sleep with his cozy narration and storytelling. The book is amazing and is very impressive for the fact that the book plot is developed enough to rival a good adult book with its own version of developments, twists and turns but at the same time it is not that complex that a kid cannot read and enjoy it


I found the book to be smoother and almost satiny in its flow. Its quick, lots of impressive characters and mixed with both humor and ample lessons for the young minds


A children’s book that every adult would love to read is what my impression of the book is. The book has a great range of characters to love and even the antagonists of the book are those that you will love to fall in love with. I had an amazing time reading the book and thought it was fabulous.


 A fun read all along



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review 2015-07-17 12:06
Right back to granny’s lap
Alex and the Wolpertinger- The Monster Inn - Koos Verkaik

First of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book


I can’t remember the last time I read a children’s book but reading this book has definitely taken me back in time and reminding me of all those bedtime story telling sessions.


The book did not make me feel odd at all that I was reading a children’s book as I kept smiling and enjoying all through the whole book….. hmmm !! maybe that is a little odd

It was velvety from the start of the book and had a warm tone to its whole narration. I loved the character of Alex and chum, the tom cat


I am amazed as to how it fits perfectly for an adult read as well as for a kid as the narration is very neutral in terms that it does not go simple or childish for an adult reader to enjoy neither is it too hard or complex for a child to understand and it is a find blend for both age groups


I am just happy that I have two more books with me to follow Alex into his world and see his new adventures (which suddenly is making me question and dread my brain capacity)


A superbly and elegantly put together book that works charmingly for both kids and adults and that is a rare thing to happen. The narration and the story is sweet and warm enough to put you to a dreamy sleep and packing  into a dreamland or take you back to the days when you would listen to fairy tales and stories about castles and kings



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