My Little Big Town sent us a series of 3 Tiny Twisted Tales
books, written and illustrated by Calvin Innes, to review.
Surprisingly, the first book The Princess picked up from the
selection was Stuart the Bug Eating Man.I really thought this would be her least favourite due to the tale of
wriggly creepy crawlies, but she actually really enjoyed reading it!Here’s what she thought:
“Stuart was a funny character because he eats bugs.I liked the bit at the end where he becomes
famous and he becomes a bug control man.I think other people would like this book too.”
The second book is called Pale Henry.Here are The Princess’ thoughts on this story:
“It was funny in some places, like when he was in the loft
when he was 3 but looked the same as now, with the same glasses.My favourite part was when he went outside
for the first time because it was one of the nicest parts of the story. “
The final book was Jenny and here is what The Princess
“The story was about a girl and a werewolf.I like Jenny because she is very brave.The werewolf gets stuck in the catflap which
is really funny and I think other children would like this book.”
All three books are written in rhyme, with just one short
verse and an illustration on each page, which breaks up the story nicely.They are very different to the usual books
The Princess reads (mostly stereotypical girly ones about fairies and fluffy
kittens!), but she really enjoyed these.She chose to read them herself, but they’d also make great stories to
read out loud, due to the flowing, rhythmic nature of them.
Jenny was my personal favourite and would have been the sort
of story I’d have enjoyed when I was little.I think it’s important for children to enjoy reading (not just the ones
they have to read at school) and books like
these do seem to make it more exciting and entertaining. The Princess looks forward to reading the next books in this series being released soon - Lucy Fitch, Frankie Steinberg and Marlon the Ogre!