Children’s Book Review & Giveaway: The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree

Jess McGlynnOctober 9, 2013
The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree is a lovely book written by Leith Moghli and illustrated by Ian King.  It tells the story of six animals on the island of Pogo Bogo – Lancelot the Lion, Ebenezer the Elephant, Heidi the Hippo, Pedro the Pig, George the Giraffe and Rocky the Rhino.  One day whilst they are playing the come across a Wishing Tree.  This magical tree offers them a wish and they decide to wish for the parts of animals they wish they had.  

The following day, they each wake to find that their wish has come true and they have all changed into combinations, for example Ebenezer the Elephant has been transformed into an Ele-Zeb-Zee, part elephant, part zebra and part chimpanzee.

Whilst this book is primarily aimed at children aged 5-9 and is quite ‘wordy’, Meg really enjoyed it and thought it was hilarious when all the animals transformed.  The timing of us receiving the book worked out really well as Meg is learning about ‘Our Bodies’ at school and has had lots of fun tying the two pieces together imagining what we would look like if we swapped our body parts with animals.

The illustrations are very charming and are perfect for this story and I think it is a really great book.  It would be lovely as a gift.

To coincide with it also being Children’s Book Week, I am able to offer one reader the chance to win a signed, first edition copy of The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree.  To be in with a chance of winning just complete the rafflecopter below.

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If you aren’t lucky enough to win the giveaway then don’t despair, you can currently download a free e-version of the book from Amazon

Disclaimer: We were provided with a copy of the book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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