I have a terrible sweet tooth so most of my ideas involve sweets and chocolate, the perfect way to get me to try something!
It’s safe to say that ‘The Crooked Sixpence’ has become a staple book in my class reads list, and it’s even safer to say that it never disappoints!
‘Mim grew up surrounded by secrets. On the day she was born, her mother died and a mysterious curse was cast on her family. Ever since, she’s been isolated in a walled castle, forbidden from venturing to the Outside. But Mim has never been able to stop asking questions – and when her father enlists…
It felt very Alice in Wonderland esque! The whole time I was reading it, I wanted to make a hat of my own!
Couple the fascinating illustrations with a love of Dickens and you have me hook, line and sinker!
We’ve literally cleared our diaries for the weekend, warned off family members and started setting up our comfy spaces so that we can fully indulge in this little treasure. If the pre-released chapters are anything to go by, then we know we’re going to be hooked! (Fishing pun fully intended!)
STARS: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For me, this book is full of heart, emotion and a plot which will encourage us all to be more deaf aware.
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You know that a story is good when you’re flipping the last page back and forth, desperately hoping for another chapter to appear!