Monday, 4 May 2015
Review: The Royal Wedding Crashers by Clémentine Beauvais
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: May 7th, 2015
Anna and Holly Burnbright, together with their friend Prince Pepino, are trying to earn enough money to go on the intergalactic holiday of a lifetime. What they need is a holiday job. So when a tall, elegantly dressed lady called Mademoiselle Malypense tells them she needs help to organise the Francian Royal Wedding, they jump at the chance. She's promised to pay handsomely! The children are whisked away to begin the preparations, but it's not long before Holly smells a rat. Why does Mademoiselle Malypense insist they complete their tasks in secret? And isn't there something odd about a garlic-flavoured wedding cake? Could there be more to this royal couple's wedding day than meets the eye?
I've been looking forward to The Royal Wedding Crashers ever since I was lucky enough to read The Royal Babysitters last year. I was expecting the same level of madness from this second book, and that's exactly what I got!
Anna, Holly and Prince Pepino are back for another crazy adventure, this time one that takes them all the way to Francia to help prepare for Princess Violette's wedding. They soon notice something is wrong when weird things happen to the wedding dress, the cake and the bouquet... is someone trying to ruin the wedding? And can they be stopped?
Clémentine Beauvais has once again written a funny children's story guaranteed to make you laugh, while the talented Becka Moor is back to illustrate all the crazy goings on. This meeting of the minds is one of the best in modern children's fiction, with Beauvais and Moor making an excellent team. I get the feeling they're both as quirky as each other, which makes for a hugely enjoyable reading experience.
The Royal Wedding Crashers is a great book for younger readers and I can't wait for more from Anna, Holly and Prince Pepino. The third book, The Royal Bake Off, is published in September, and already it's going on my must-read list. Only four months to wait - hurrah!