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Book Review: Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory & the Ice Cream Castle by Sarahjane Funnell

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I came across a Tweet message by the author asking for bloggers to review her upcoming book and as usual, I will first check out what the book is about and then browse around the website and author’s info. The first thing that struck me when I landed on her website was: “Purple.”


And seriously… ICE CREAM?!

How can I say no to purple colored things and ice cream?! And look at that adorable and cute little girl? I immediately replied the Tweet message with my interest to review it and to my surprise, the author was prompt and soon enough, the book arrived at my doorstep oozing with cuteness and oh my, oh my…. just read my review for the Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory and the Ice Cream Castle book below, OK?

‘Fun, fun, fun!’ is all I can think of as I flipped through this book! Each page that I turned just got me more excited and anxious to see what’s coming up next and boy oh boy, the pictures included in this book are just gorgeous and drool-worthy!

Although Ben is into boyish stuff (robots, trucks, cars, soldiers, ninja those sort) this book manages to capture his attention because of:


He sticks around long enough for me to read the book and we ooh and aahh over the gorgeous pictures. My girl on the other hand is still too young to understand the storyline but I’ll definitely be keeping this book and introduce it to her again later.

The book is not too thick and I love the paper quality and as for the storyline, it is about a girl named Phillipa who loves to eat ice cream and enjoys looking forward to Saturday which is a special treats day where her mum will make her the Knickerbocker Glory ice cream which is made of all different kinds of ice cream and toppings.

One day as Phillipa was having a hard time deciding which colors and flavours to try on her Knickerbocker Glory ice cream, she decided to close her eyes and when she opened her eyes, she was in this magical place with all kinds of colors and flavours and she found herself standing in front of the Ice Cream Castle.

I’ll not describe more of this book.you should go get it and find out yourself what happened to Phillipa at the Ice Cream Castle!

In summary, Phillipa Knickerbocker Glory and the Ice Cream Castle is an easy to read book with beautiful illustrations that will capture your child’s heart (Ok, ok, even mine!)

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