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The Blizzard Wizard by Frank Hinks

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Blizzard Wizard by Frank Hinks is an imaginative twist on a classic tale.
This book had lovely, amusing illustrations and my little brother ( 7 years old ) adored the way this book was written.
‘Eric and Drago forever !!!’ My little brother

Here’s a little bit about the book: One touch of the Blizzard Wizard and body, mind and spirit turn to ice. With the unwitting help of foolish Cloud 9 the Princess of the Night frees the Blizzard Wizard from prison and he turns the Garden and the Gardener and with the Garden the whole of Ramion into ice. With the help of rabbit Scrooey- Looey the boys set out to gather earth from the bottom of the pond where the Ducky Rocky lives (surrounded by Globerous Ghosts, Mystic Mummies, Venomous Vampires and other creatures of the forest) , pure water from the bottom of the deepest cavern in Ilia, breeze from the Mount Nereid and fire from the volcano of the Princess of the Night, the four elements which when they combine will bind up the Blizzard Wizard and take him back to his prison cell.

Roobarb & Custard by Grange Calveley – When there was a pottery party

Monday, January 25th, 2010

I read this book with my six year old brother. He loved the illustration and thought the characters were hilarious. This was a well written book with simple words and sentences. It is a great re-creation of the old cartoons.