Hollie and Figgs – book reviews and giveaway

I’ve got a couple of delightful books to share with you this afternoon in the Hollie and Figgs series.  The books are written by Annette Sharman and are aimed at children aged 5-8 years of age.

Hollie and Figgs

The first book in the series is Hollie and Figgs Magical Adventures where we get to meet eight year old Hollie and her beloved cat Figgs.  They’ve been inseparable since Figgs was a kitten and when the family have to move to a new home, and Hollie to a new school, it’s Figgs that she turns to for comfort and support.

As you all know, my own eight year old son loves our cat Brewster, although I’m not entirely sure that’s a mutual feeling at times.  But I’ve loved cats pretty much all my life and can remember that comfort my cat Lady and her brand new kittens gave me when we moved from Surrey to Oxfordshire when I was fourteen.  I’m a firm believer that pets are an important part of family life and good for children to be around.  Although I’m not sure that any of my cats are quite like Figgs.

Hollie is struggling in her new school, without her old friends and feels so lonely.  She wishes that she could go off on an adventure with Figgs and maybe she can.  It turns out that this little moggy is no ordinary cat, he’s got a bit of a secret, he’s magical.  Before Hollie knows it her bedroom rug turns into a magic carpet and Hollie and Figgs are off on a magical adventure which takes them to the faraway land of the Hippogoblins.  The firm friends meet the King and Queen and is invited to stay for a magical afternoon tea.  The King and Queen have a daughter, Princess Lulubud who’s incredibly unhappy, could Hollie become her friend? Before long the Princess and Hollie are firm friends and Hollie is asked to attend a ball in honour of the Princess.

Hollie and Figgs Magical Adventures is a lovely story about friendship and believing in yourself.  I don’t want to ruin the story line but Hollie’s adventures with the Hippogoblins helps both the Princess and Hollie when she goes back to school.  The book also comes with something extra, which I’m not going to divulge, but kids will like it.
The second book in the Hollie and Figgs series is called Hollie and Figgs The Missing Rainbow.  We meet up again with the girl and her magical cat as Hollie is getting excited about attending the forthcoming ball back in the land of the Hippogoblins.

Hollie has been dreaming about what she’ll wear to the ball and suddenly notices a tiny tiara has appeared by the side of her bed.  Before she knows it she’s whisked away on her magic carpet along with her beloved Figgs. A new adventure awaits, she presumes she’s heading for the land of the Hippogoblins but the pair end up in a green and murky land close by called Chippogoblin Land.  They get to meet Thomasin who has been sent by the King to find them and explain what’s happened to all the colour.  A grey cloud has appeared over the land and the rainbow has disappeared.

Can Hollie and Figgs come to the rescue and save the day?  The ball has been cancelled so Hollie is determined to try. Along the way we get to meet new characters, Smudgers a large blue furry friend and Prince Zulubud who might know something about the cloud.

This is another lovely story, again with a little surprise enclosed for young reader to discover.

We’ve enjoyed reading both books, and you can find out more about the series on the Hollie and Figgs website, along with details of who the main characters are based on.  The books are priced at £7.99 each and I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate links below for easy ordering.

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with the author Annette Sharman to offer two readers the chance to win a copy of both books in the Hollie and Figgs series.  For your chance to win just complete the Gleam form below.  Good luck!

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Hollie and Figgs two book bundle worth £15.98

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

78 thoughts on “Hollie and Figgs – book reviews and giveaway

  1. A flying horse. Can ride on horse, yet with horse being able to fly :- Means can travel quickly, enjoy a great view during flight, increasing opportunities within available adventures. Bliss!

  2. forgot to say why. Well a dinosaur is fierce and the ones they like are huge so they could sit on their back and see wonderful things

  3. My daughter said a dragon because they are fierce and can fly with her on magical adventures. She has a vivid imagination as a 6 year old!

  4. I’m sure a horse as we now can’t go a day without walking to some local fields each day to feed a horse and they are so in love with everything to do with horses

  5. my little boy would love to go with a monkey as he is obsessed with them and no doubt theyd cause lots of mischief together… my little lady would love a pony to go on adventures with!!

  6. Magic pigeons because we talk about what beautiful, courageous and resourceful little birds they are and how unkind many people are to them.

  7. Does a Banshee count as an animal? because we have just returned from Orlando where the boys became a little Banshee obsessed!

  8. My daughter would love to go on a magical adventure with a unicorn as they are her favourite magical animal at the moment.

  9. My little girl says she would like to go on an adventure with a fish like Nemo, because they can hold their breath for a long time underwater and she would get to explore and see all the beautiful colours of the ocean!

  10. My children would love to go on an adventure with a Kangaroo because they have such springy legs and can jump up to 30 metres at a time. It would be fun and exciting.

  11. My 5 year old would love to go on an adventure with her bunny, she’s had him since birth and still can’t sleep without him!

  12. My little niece would love to go on a magical adventure with a cat! She absolutely adores my four & she meows whenever she sees one!

  13. Mylah would love to see what our cats do when they aren’t in the house, so she says cats.
    Phoenix is unicorn mad so she’s says a “horse which can fly” – think she’s slightly confused lol.
    Maxx would love to see what a REAL Spiderman would do, so he says “spider”.

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