Thursday, 2 April 2015

Review: Nana's Knickers by Nico Russell and Charlie Meyer

Publisher: Blue Fluff Books
Format: Large paperback
Released: March 24th, 2014
Rating: 7.5/10

Publisher's summary:

The book is written with wonderful rhythm and rhyme and takes the reader on an amusing adventure as Nana wakes up to find her favourite pair of knickers have gone missing! On the advice of her grandchildren she retraces her steps from the previous day in an attempt to solve the mysterious disappearance.


Nana's Knickers made me laugh all the way through, not least because Nana reminded me of my own grandma and her penchant for big knickers! The illustrations are lovely and colourful with brilliant detail, and the writing rhymes so well - this is a hugely enjoyable picture book and one that I sneakily read twice!

I'm sure everyone can relate to losing something that you absolutely know has got to be around somewhere, whether it be an item of clothing or the TV remote. Nico Russell does a great job of conveying the frustrations and panic that result in losing said item, and Nana's reactions are priceless. Hilarious, too!

Charlie Meyer's illustrations have a lot of charm to them, mainly because of Nana's facial expressions and the everyday simplicity of what they're depicting. Every household goes through a day like Nana's, and it's refreshing to see a mundane part of life so well realised in luminous colour. Younger readers will love them!

Nana's Knickers is a fun, humorous picture book that will keep you chuckling. It looks great and is enjoyable to read thanks to the rhyming text, and it's also a story that everyone can relate to. I look forward to more picture books from Blue Fluff Books and their authors and illustrators, but for now let's just hope that Nana and her beloved frilly knickers are safe. Whatever would she do without them?!

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