The Entertainer by Emma Dodd

Entertainer I make no apologies for divulging that I have an extra special interest in this book. Not only as it’s Emma Dodd‘s new offering, but during my time at Templar Publishing, I was privy to a couple of meetings about The Entertainer and the proposed cover.

So when it landed on my doormat, courtesy of The Book Sniffer, I was thrilled to see it in all its glory and cop a feel of the glossy details on the cover that were raised at that very meeting. 912597_10152311279225446_222507800_n

The Entertainer turns up to Billy’s party and the children immediately LOVE him, none more so than the birthday boy. His bear suit is SO life-like and his nose SO squeezable (so much so, we couldn’t resist having a squeeze) but where’s the zip to his bear suit?

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He munches the flowers, juggles with the contents of the fruit bowl and single-handedly scoffs the party food!

We enjoyed snippets of ‘top tips’ that can be spotted on most pages and we were all in agreement that we have a big soft spot for the child dressed as Dracula, complete with centre parting and vampire teeth.

 

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Mum and Dad are far from impressed with the bear’s antics and as they gradually become more frazzled throughout the story. Check out Mum’s dishevelled hair. (It’s a look I sport frequently!)

Just as the door is closed behind the last guest, the bell rings… Who could that be? Only a man in a bear suit, apologising for his tardiness.

Moral of the story: Always, always check for the zip on the bear suit.

Another crowd pleaser from Emma Dodd and another space willingly made on our bedtime bookshelf.

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