Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Quokka for the Queen - a bookwrap



A Quokka for the Queen

Authored by Huw Lewis

Illustrated by Fred Blunt


* Reading Age:  3-6 years

* Grade Level:  PS-1

* Length - hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Happy Yak

* Pub. Date:  May 17, 2022

* ISBN-10:  0711267979

* ISBN-13:  978-0711267978

* Language:  English

Editorial Reviews 

“In time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a funny, silly rhyming story about generosity and the joy of giving.”

 ―The Bookseller

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

I love this hilarious quirky book. The Queen receives the best birthday  present ever... a Quokka from Australia...but will she embrace it and  want to keep it? 

The answer is a resounding "YES", indeed she does. She not only keeps it but adores its fun free spirit and attitude towards life.  The Queen quickly learns a very valuable lesson.  She discovers that it's better to give than receive presents on your birthday.  Who knew? 

Together, the unlikely, but definitely meant for each other duo, put their heads together and create a gift list for everyone they can think of in the royal kingdom.  Let's take a peek shall we?  


Looks complete right?  Oh, oh the Queen forgets to include what present the Quokka would like.  I wonder what his favourite gift would be?  Can you guess? 

This delightful story celebrates the joy of giving presents thus making those around you extremely happy!  The vast possibilities of vocabulary expansion,  the incredible witty illustrations, and the loads of alliteration samples makes this book a true winner.  Young and old will get a kick out of "A Quokka for the Queen" and I am very happy to endorse it here on Storywraps.  This book would be a great addition to a classroom and elementary school library.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Huw Lewis Jones is a writer and teacher who loves wild nature. He creates books for adults about maps and explorers, whilst for children it's mostly been apples so far. With wife Kari and daughter Nell, he lives in a little house in Cornwall, though often spends his summers at the North Pole.

About the Illustrator

Fred Blunt has illustrated dozens of books, as well as writing his own. Humour has always been top of Fred's list when it comes to drawing. Right from those early (rather unflattering) portraits of teachers, Fred knew he wanted to entertain with his work. Now writing and illustrating his own, very silly picture books - Fred couldn't be happier.

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