Friday, 31 December 2021

Book Review: The Lolly Shop by L, B & E Hackney

The Lolly Shop
L, B & E Hackney 
Publisher: Self-published

Publication date: 6th July 2021
Genre: Children's chapter book
Pages: 142
Format read: paperback
Source: Courtesy of the author
About the book
Join in the magic with Bax and Ethan as they make sweetness and mayhem in their lolly shop.
These lovable characters solve many problems with their special magic, loving and caring, working hard and having fun. Unfortunately they also create unexpected problems when their sweets have real magic added. Follow their triumphs and despair as they help their family through rough times.
My review
The Lolly Shop is a cute story about two boys who, wanting to help their parents out financially, make their own lollies and sell them in their lolly shop. 
The boys accidentally mix magic powder into a batch of lollies and when they taste the lollies they start to float. Thinking what great fun this is they start to mix the powder with different lollies and get different powers, such as speed, invisibility and super jumping.
The lolly shop was popular before but now everyone wants to try the magic lollies.
Much fun and mayhem ensues with the children playing tricks with their magic abilities. However the magic also helps some children overcome their fears.
Parents and teachers start to complain. What will the boys do to keep the children and the adults happy?
The Lolly Shop is fun, crazy and magical. Dot loved every minute of the story and it elicited many giggles as i was reading. I loved the interaction between the two brothers.
The two boys prove that they can work hard and keep up with their school work whilst they have a bit of fun with the magic lollies.
The story promotes imagination, teamwork and community spirit.
Recommended for 4 - 8 years
Dot's rating 4 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author
Lauren lives in a seaside suburb of Brisbane. She lives with her beautiful man, Geoffrey and their two boys Baxter and Ethan.
Together they love exploring, trying new things, laughing and being amongst nature.
Another pastime of theirs is story telling. Whether it be a bedtime story, a campfire story or a road trip story - they love each taking a turn and seeing where the story takes them.
They love their animals at home. They have chickens, fish, cockatiels and a recently adopted dog.
For many years Lauren worked in aviation however the pandemic put a stop to that so together they decided to put pen to paper and wrote this story. 

Challenges Entered: Australian Women Writers Challenge AWW2021

                                   Aussie Author Challenge #Aussieauthor21

1 comment:

  1. This book is delightful, my grandchildren loved it as much as I, the next book in this series is even better, be prepared to laugh and cry.