Sometimes you come across something which is amazing, its suitable for any one of any age or any gender, that was how I felt when I was lucky enough to review marmalade the mouse and his Cornish adventure, by Lucy magicmaker.
The front cover is amazingly cute, the pictures are the sweetest illustrations ever and the colours are bright and bold capturing the eye of even the youngest little monkey in this house.
I’ve never really been the most sentimental about living in Cornwall but reading this book really did make me fall in love with the place I was born.
Marmalade the mouse got on a train hoping to reach London, however when he wakes up he’s in Cornwall! He meets a cheeky Cornish seagull called Sybil who takes him under her wing (and on it) whilst they embark on amazing adventures around Cornwall
It was amazing reading about some of the legends, stories and folk tales which I hadn’t heard of before. Neither of my girls had heard any of them before so they listened in total awe, even little L sat on my lap, totally silent staring at the wonderful imagery. They all laughed at my Cornish accent though! The book made midge want to be a pirate which really is a perfect profession for her, she loves water & stashes anything shiny.
There are little extracts through the book which are bigger and in red, I used these bits to get sassy involved in the story, as its quite long we read it in bits at night but the bigger fonts I asked sassy to help me reading. It’s such a cute book, but it would equally appeal to anyone interested in Cornwall. And I bet anyone reading it will learn something.
We really loved the book and look forward to keeping en eye on marmalades future adventures.
If you like the idea of the book or the awesome illustrations visit http://www.lucymagicmaker.com for more goodies…
Now onto the event.
Local West Country author and illustrator, Lucy Magicmaker, will be welcomed to Cornwall by Munchkins Nursery in Truro on Saturday, 16th April 2016 for a book signing of her latest book from her Great British Series called, ‘The Story of Marmalade the Mouse and His Cornish Adventure’.
This even is in order to help rais emoney for Little Harbour, which was opened in 2011, the same year sassy was born.
The Munchkins Nursery coffee morning Charity Fun & Buns will be a morning of laughter and fun, with music and creative workshops for children of all ages. Children can dress up in fancy dress in the pop-up Theatre, find treasure in a sand box, glue sticky mouse masks in a creative workshop, act out scenes from Marmalade the Mouse’s Cornish Adventure on a table top puppet theatre, or just run about making lots of noise. With a Small World area, Sensory Zone, and Soft Play room for toddlers, there bound to be something for everyone.
Lucy Magicmaker is running a free mouse drawing workshop for children and adults alike, plus giving a mini-mouse-makeover (face paint) to all who desire. Lucy is signing and drawing squeaky mouse balloons, plus there’s a free mouse sticker with your name on it to get everyone in a “mousey mood”. Signed and dedicated copies of her latest Cornish Adventure will be on sale at £14.50, and gorgeous handmade mice, clothes and bedding also available in Lucy’s pop-up shop. You’ll also be able to enjoy a photo opportunity next to a Range Rover-sized Giant Furry Mouse !
With a plentiful supply of coffee, cold drinks & buns at 50p each, and ice-creams with chocolate flakes and delicious cream teas at £1.00, the Marmalade the Mouse and Munchkins Charity Fundraiser looks set to both tasty and fun for all the family.
Find Munchkins Nursery at Fistral House on Threemilestone Business Park (just past Cornwall Farmers). Children enter for free, with a 50p charge for adults. Feel free to drop in between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, 16th April 2016, and stay for as long as you like. Once entering Threemilestone, just follow the Marmalade the Mouse and Sybil the Seagull signs, until you see a Range Rover-sized Giant Furry Mouse amidst the bunting … then, you’ll know you’ve arrived !
This sounds like a really amazing event and its only up the road from me so both me and the littlies will be going. The event is for an amazing cause, for families who primarily become carers and who thanks to Little Harbour are able to have a little bit of respite and somewhere they can relax and know their loved ones are being looked after. Being a carer at any age is hard but with the help of places like Little Harbour they are able to make it that little bit easier for everyone involved.
I really hope everyone gets involved and Im very much looking forward to meeting Lucy and anyone else who comes along.
I was sent to this book in return for an honest review, all thoughts are that of the crazy household.