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** our thanks to Piccadilly Press for our copy of this book **

Description:

When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T. Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly elevator mouse, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Our Thoughts:

With a beautifully bright cover festooned with images of the some of the characters who appear in the book.
Anna inherits a ramshackle hotel from her great aunt, and the first time she sets eyes on Hotel Flamingo she is dismayed at the state of disrepair that it has fallen into. And she is even more surprised to find that despite the hotel appearing empty, there are members of staff still at their posts; a doorman named T. Bear and a receptionist named Lemmy.

The madcap adventures to set the hotel back to the days of former glory are wonderfully exciting, the animals Anna and her team meet along the way are truly fantastic characters. From a giraffe who carries out repairs on the hotel, a mouse who operates the elevator, a skilled chef who happens to be a pig and hippo with a nose for dust.

All of the wonderful characters are very realistic and make this such an exciting read. The illustrations are charming and bring the story to life, we loved seeing how certain events played out through the artwork. Simple colouring used in the images makes them standout and were a talking point between us as we read. We loved getting to know the characters and watching events unfold, it’s an exciting read and we cannot wait to see what the next trip to Hotel Flamingo brings! Although, I don’t think we’re in any hurry to try lettuce soup …

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