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Sep 12 2019

Toffle Towers : Fully booked by Tim Harris

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Illus. by James Foley. Penguin, 2019. ISBN: 9780143795421.
(Age: 8+) Highly recommended. Theme: Humour. Ten-year old Chegwin Toffle, is a daydreamer of the most advanced kind, who, out of the blue, inherits a hotel. He is determined to make this run-down hotel into a success.
A super fun laugh-out-loud story Fully booked is action packed with loveable characters. It depicts thinking outside the square, using your imagination, the importance of friends and family, with some mystery thrown in.
An engaging plot, funny conversations, pages filled with thought bubbles, lots of word play, and lists and letters will captivate younger readers. It is very well written and the setting is depicted so that the reader can easily visualize what is happening.
Wonderfully illustrated by James Foley, it has cartoon-like illustrations throughout the book, such as 'strange things people might inherit'. Teacher's notes are available.
Donna Isgar

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