Thursday 26 November 2020

BLOG TOUR: PanDeMoNium by Gail Aldwin and Fiona Zechmeister


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                                               Published by: Victorina Press, 1st December 2020


Hello and welcome to our stop on the blog tour for this delightful and endearing picture book, PanDeMoNium, written by Gail Aldwin, illustrated by Fiona Zechmeister and published by Victorina Press.

Mischievous Peta lives in a department store and is determined to make the most of it. As she wanders from department to department, creating pandemonium, her antics go largely unnoticed. But when a store assistant spots what she's up to, will it spoil Peta's fun?

PanDeMoNium is a perfect book for the younger end of the picture book market. The simple but delightful text creates a wonderful, structured framework for a story that comes alive through Fiona Zechmeister's exquisite illustrations. 

Peta is a mischievous, fun-loving panda toy who spends her time excitedly exploring her environment. Parents and toddlers alike will be able to relate to and enjoy Peta's youthful exuberance. Will a store assistant be able to contain her antics? Absolutely not!

The setting of the story is a joy. On a personal level, this took me back to my times as I child when I ran amok with my cousins in a department store that seemed so exciting and vast. One moment we were in the 'land of lights' and the next we were in 'toy city'. It was pure magic which always ended up, as Peta does at one point, in the cafe.

There is some delightful repetition in the story, which little ones will love joining in with. The illustrations are full of action and energy and Peta is simply adorable. 

Overall, Peta's story is about the joy of being small, about being yourself and about living life to the full. It's a book full of charm, chaos and love! 

So, after your little ones have created some toddler-fuelled pandemonium, snuggle down with them for this gorgeous bedtime story that they will want to read again and again. 

PanDeMoNium is available to pre-order and is released on December 1st. 

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