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A nice story, with lovely illustration. The fonts are large enough and clear. There are a mix of font types to indicate different speakers, but all the fonts are clear to read. The text is always black, normally on a white background, but in a couple of places the contrast is poor.
Most of the characters are anthropomorphized animals. I would have liked to see at least one with a visible disability (if an ant-eater can wear a shirt, tie, trousers and braces you can put a leg brace or a wheelchair in there somewhere).
I will definitely be buying more books by this author, and this illustrator, and I'll look at other books from this company.
Loved the over-the-top party entry rules which become more and more absurd. Did not see the ending coming at all, and it was pure delight. I had to go back to notice the visual cues that should have prompted my suspicion. In hindsight, I don’t know how I didn’t notice, but that makes it even funnier!
Kate Hindley’s illustrations are gorgeously detailed! I love the colourful world she’s created, filled with characters bursting with personality and charm.
My daughter loves this. She’s 2, so I’m not sure she gets it fully but she loves the pictures and knows the story almost by heart. I got it because Tom hardy made doing the voices look fun when he read it on cbeebies story time. And it is fun! Lol