It’s my absolute honour to be on the blog tour for Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Terrace! I read this book recently and it was a proper delight! Check out my review as part of the blog tour below!
Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent: delightfully colourful and charming!
Discovered in the Unknown Wilderness when she was just a baby, Indigo Wilde was adopted by World-Famous Explorers, Philomena and Bertram, who are always off adventuring. Home for Indigo and her little brother, Quigley, is 47 Jellybean Crescent, a crazy and colourful house full of magical creatures that her parents have taken in over the years. There’s Fishkins, a purrmaid – half-cat, half-fish, and ALWAYS grumpy; Graham, a llama-corn with a particular taste for tinsel; Olli and Umpf – bright pink and blue yetis who can’t blend in to the snow, and that’s to name just a few of the creatures. And now Indigo’s parents have sent another Monster Mail delivery to Indigo and Quigley. But this time, the box is empty, and the escaped creature is running rampage around the house. The race is on to catch the creature before it’s too late …
Indigo Wilde tells the story of brilliant Indigo, a young girl who was adopted by eccentric and world-famous explorers. Her parents are always off exploring the world and collecting weird and wonderful characters, so their house is FULL of these creatures who don’t fit in, or have been shunned by their usual groups. When her parents send a box home (which is a regular occurence for Indigo and her brother Quigley), Indigo worries about what is inside it… as it turns up empty and destructed!
I loved this book – it’s so full of fun and colour. Indigo is a brilliant main character: she’s full of fun and curiosity about the world and about these animals. She realises that there are differences about all of us and she accepts these. She’s just trying to let her life run smoothly in this house, but that’s hard when it’s full of weird and wonderful beasts from around the world.
The illustrations in this book brought me SUCH BLOODY JOY. The illustration above of their house itself just brings me such joy. I’d love to show my kids this illustration and ask them to tell me about the family who live there (you know it’s good when it inspires you to bring it into the classroom for more than just reading for pleasure!). The illustrations are so full of vivid colour and they really jump off the page.
I can see this being a brilliant series. I mean what’s not to love? Brilliant characters, mysterious and marvellous beasts and surely Indigo will be able to get in on the beast hunting fun with her parents?! This book proper made me cackle at times and honestly, we need that! Funny books have a place in the world! This book is perfect for readers 7+!
Indigo Wilde is released TOMORROW – go on, treat yourself!
A massive thanks to Hachette Kids for inviting me to be on the blog tour! Be sure to check out the rest of the tour! This is such a brilliant book!