DON'T EVER LOOK BEHIND DOOR 32 by B.C.R. FEGAN (With illustrations by LENNY WEN).
The magical Hotel of Hoo is a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As our guests explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning…
don’t ever look behind door 32
- Back Cover Blurb
Welcome to the magical Hotel of Hoo.
Where I'll be your host.
Mr Nicholas Noo.
Through door number 20
are cute little elves.
They help in the library and
sleep on the shelves.
- Memorable Moment, Page unnumbered
SOURCE ... received with thanks from the author.
READ FOR A BOOK CHALLENGE? ... No.
MY THOUGHTS ... Though marketed at those aged three to eight years, still a big child at heart, I adored this book (as I'm sure its target audience will) with its grumpy clowns, its dancing zombies, its .... I could go on but why spoil the surprise that awaits visitors to the magical Hotel Hoo?
Delightfully spooky, educational and great fun. The imagination stretched, the suspense palpable, the second-person narrative drawing the reader in, encouraging discussion as to just who (or what) we'll find behind each door as we visit each room counting from one through to thirty .... thirty? Hmm, we are told 'Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32' but do we?
Written in rhyme, the author using only the words necessary to the story; nothing more and nothing less, making it a delight to read. The illustrator meanwhile shows us the characters and the hotel they inhabit. Beautifully done, the colours vibrant, I've read the book several times now and have always come away having spotted something new.
Summed up, as for as I'm concerned it ticked all of the boxes that make for a great children's read. Dare you look behind door 32? I certainly hope so.