Copy received from publisher.
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.
This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.
Publisher – TaleBlade Press
Publication Date – March 14, 2018
Format – Hardback | Paperback | Kindle | ePub
Dimensions – 8 x 10 in (254 x 203 mm)
ISBN – HB 978-0-6481019-0-1 | PB 978-0-6481019-1-8 | Kindle 978-0-6481019-2-5 | ePub 978-0-6481019-3-2
Pages – 32 pages | 32 color illustrations
Language – English
Age Range – 3 to 8
I have to say a big thank you to TaleBlade Press for our copy of Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R Fegan as it has become a firm favourite in our house ever since we received it. So what did we think…
Well I have to be honest and say that I probably love this book just as much as my children. I really enjoyed the added suspense within the book as we work our way through the hotel until we finally reach door 32. It definitely left us all curious to see what is in each room. The question is what is behind this mysterious door?
This story really is a pleasure to read and flows very well, it is not only a very fun and entertaining story but it also has an educational side to it. With it introducing your child to a higher number than other books may show. With a lovely rhyming style, inventive creatures and mysterious situations this book is a dream to read. The age range for this book is 3-8 which made it perfect for my three and five year old. I will say that I think my five year old is possibly a bigger fan than his younger sister but she still loves sitting with us and enjoying the various surprises behind each door.
I love the illustrations within this story they are eye catching with plenty of contrasting colours using both dark and light to really capture my little ones attention. Both of my children really engaged with the pictures as they showed me the various details that they had spotted. This book has been read every single bedtime since it arrived in the post and I’m sure it will continue to be a favourite for quite some time.
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 will definitely spark your little ones imagination. A fun, engaging and suspenseful book, we loved it!
I can’t recommend it enough!
Five stars from us!
With thanks to Ariella at TaleBlade Press for our copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
BCR Fegan is a multi-award-winning author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults.
Raised on a small hobby farm only minutes from some of Australia’s greatest beaches, Fegan grew up inspired by the power of natures ambience. From the intensity of the frequent summer storms, to the overwhelming serenity of a lonely beach in the early hours of the morning. His ravenous appetite for both reading and writing soon saw him drawing on the transformational influence of the world around him to craft short stories, poems and picture books.
As time wore on, Fegan also found inspiration in the magic and depth of authors and compositors like Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. He was mesmerised by the potency of small but beautiful phrases that were carefully carved from the minds of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Frost. He grew to appreciate the worlds meticulously created by David Eddings, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.
Eventually, he began to forge his own complete works. Weaving his own magic, piecing together his own phrases and crafting his own worlds. Agonising over plots that would inspire, characters that would be loved and circumstances that would delight. In time, his efforts saw a number of children’s books and young adult fiction produced.