We recently visited Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and Monkey got to see lots of wild animals up close – a real treat. We’ve been talking about the animals he saw a lot since then, so it was quite a coincidence when I opened the post and found a copy of The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree by Leith Moghli waiting for us to read.
But as you know, I read all sorts of things with Monkey and I knew the wonderful illustrations by Ian King would help to keep his attention.
The Anigranimals are a group of friends – a Giraffe, Pig, Hippo, Rhino, Elephant and Lion who live together in a magical land called Pogo Bogo. The friends have great fun together and end up rolling down a hill straight in to the Wishing Tree.
Now, if you had one wish what would you wish for? I think I’d wish for more hours in the day at the moment!! But the friends finally decide to wish for
….. the best bits of our favourite animals? Rocky has always wanted to be able to fly like a bird and I would love to be able to gallop like a Zebra. ….. (Ebenezer Elephant)
You can imagine the sight can’t you when Ebenezer and his friends get their wish come true the next morning – Ebenezer for one is no longer just an Elephant, oh no, he’s an Ele-Zeb-Zee – part elephant, part zebra, part chimpanzee!
Monkey thought this part of the story was really funny and we giggled through the pages as the friends got used to their new bodies.
Without wishing, excuse the pun, to ruin the rest of the story for you, the friends thank the Wishing Tree and are sent on a mission to help his cousin the Weeping Willow – you’ll need to enter my giveaway to find out how the adventure ends!
This is a lovely, entertaining story, that will keep children amused. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading it. We’re also eagerly awaiting a range of soft toys that are in prototype stage as I type.
The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree is being released on 1st September through Anagranimals and I can offer you the chance to win 1 signed, first edition copy of the book!
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The giveaway will close on 13th September 2013 at midnight.
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disclaimer: we were sent this book for the purpose of review, our comments however, remain our own, honest opinions