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Celebrating Indie Publishing has a review from a much loved series, and as we’ve reached the third book of the series, I’m now eagerly searching online to see if there is a fourth book due!
We originally reviewed the first book of the Teacup House series in July 2018, and book two in September 2018, so I am thrilled to share our thoughts on book three now!

The Teacup House series is the work of the wonderful Hayley Scott and talented illustrator Pippa Curnick. All three books are available to purchase now from a variety of bookshops and online.


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Open up the Teacup House – and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas! Watch out, Twitches – Stevie’s got a furry visitor.

The teacup house is turned upside down when a bouncy puppy comes to stay! Silver and Mama Bo hide in the garden, and meet a creature who needs their help.

Now it’s Twitches to the rescue…

Our Thoughts:

Before we’d finished reading book two of this series I had already ordered a copy of book three. The Twitches were fast becoming a firm favourite with my little bookworm, and she’s regularly asked for a few chapters of these books as a bedtime read, and often the go to books that have to be packed in her backpack when she visits grandparents in case they want to read a book … think it’s safe to say she loves these books!

In this outing, we meet up with Stevie just after the events of the party in The Twitches Bake a Cake, she and new best friend happily playing with the bunny family and their lovely house in the garden, when as you can guess from the book title and cover … a puppy comes along to cause havoc! This caused no end of giggles and gasps of horror as the excitable young pup bounds about the garden, investigating new smells and sights before upturning the Teacup House and the contents.

But in usual Twitch style, there is an adventure to be had, and this time it’s the turn of Mama Bo and young Silver. Although, I’m beginning to notice a trend here, Silver Twitch seems to be getting up to no end of mischief, if there’s an adventure to be on, you can guarantee she’s around or involved – my kind of heroine! Can the Twitches save the day? Will their beautiful home survive the puppy? And will Stevie finally learn that the toys aren’t what they seem?

As always, the writing is just perfection. It’s exciting, descriptive and makes for an incredibly enjoyable read. The illustrations bring the story to life, they are crisp and vivid, and match the writing so wonderfully, there’s’ something so special about being able to see some of the events in the book as you read as well as being able to imagine them.

We absoltely love this series and I cannot wait to see what Hayley writes next!

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For today’s post on Celebrating Indie Publishing I am thrilled to share a review of a book that has been much loved since we discovered it earlier in the year. If you’ve followed The Quiet Knitter, you might have seen the review of the first book of the Teacup House series in July 2018 and I am pleased to say that it’s time to share the review of book two.


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Stevie’s mum is having a party, so she’s baked a delicious cake for all the guests.

Stevie’s tiny toy rabbits, Silver and Fig Twitch, would love a taste of its yummy purple icing.

How will they get their paws on some?

It’s time for an adventure outside the Teacup House!

 

 

 

My Thoughts & Review:

After falling in love with the Twitch family in Meet The Twitches, I quickly ordered a copy of the second book of the series for my mini bookworm so that we could continue with our fun filled adventure with the rabbit family of the Teacup House.

Picking up from their adventure in book one of the series, we catch up with Stevie and her mum as they prepare for a party to introduce themselves to their new neighbours. But when the toy rabbits are involved, you just know that there will be fun, laughter and daring missions.

As the title and gorgeous cover suggest, there is a cake involved in this tale. And what  cake it is! The purple icing is enough to lure the two youngest T

witches into a daring mission across the kitchen, weaving between obstacles to get enough icing for a cake of their own.
Whilst Fig and Silver are on their adventure, readers find out a little more about Stevie. She’s still not 100% sure about living in the country, life is much different from the city and she misses her friends. Meeting the new neighbours brings much apprehension for Stevie, and it seems that the adults are still making plans about her and for her without asking her what she thinks.

As with the previous book, Meet The Twitches, the illustrations are bright and crisp, they bring the story to life and compliment Hayley Scott’s writing perfectly. Being able to see the wonderful cake, the way that Fig and Silver make their way around the obstacles in the kitchen make this a truly magical read and had us in fits of giggles as we read.

We cannot wait for the third book in the series which is due out in October, The Twitches Meet a Puppy!

You can buy a copy of any of the books in the Teacup House series via:

Amazon UK
Waterstones

About the Author:

Hayley grew up in and around Berkshire and after a short stint in magazine publishing, her boss encouraged her to apply for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA where she gained a Distinction. In 2006 she won an Escalator Award from Writers Centre East and a Grant for the Arts to write her first novel, Jar Baby (Dexter Haven, 2012).

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Description:

Meet the Twitches, four tiny toy rabbits who live inside a Teacup House.

They belong to a girl called Stevie and she loves playing with them. But guess what? These toy rabbits have a secret. They come alive when Stevie isn’t looking!

Open up the Teacup House – and meet four little rabbit heroes with big ideas!

My Thoughts & Review:

This was a book that I first saw on Twitter, the buzz pre publication from the author had me intrigued and once I looked up more information on the book I knew it would be the perfect book for my little bookworm for adding to her bookshelves.

Meet The Twitches is a delightfully charming tale about a young girl named Stevie who we first encounter in her flat in the city, she is unhappy that her life is being packed up in preparation for a move to the country.  The arrival of her favourite grandmother, Nanny Blue, brings much happiness as well as a very interesting box for Stevie.
The box contains the most wonderful surprise, a teacup house, complete with little garden, wee front door and lots of rooms for the inhabitants of the teacup house.  Only there are no dolls in this house, instead there is the Twitch family.  A family of four little bunnies, Gabriel, Bo, Fig and Silver who come to life whenever Stevie isn’t looking.  The Twitch family are inventive, exciting and utterly wonderful characters.  Beautifully bright and crisp artwork bring the tale alive, providing some fantastic images from the story, especially when it comes to the enterprising inventions of the eldest of the Twitch children.  The mishaps and mischief that is occurs makes for a delightful read and coupled with the lovely illustrations this is the perfect book to share with your children.

The book is aimed towards readers aged five and over, it would probably be a good stepping stone into books with chapters and little more to read after moving on from picture books.  We read a chapter or two at bedtime and were breezing through the book in no time, the temptation to read on once the little one had fallen asleep to see what would happen was almost too much once or twice.

We enjoyed this book so much that I preordered the next book in the series as soon as I heard that it was available.

A magical and exciting tale that takes readers (young and old) on a journey and reminds them to enjoy the little things around them, like a teacup house or fried egg sweets.

You can buy a copy of Meet The Twitches via:

Amazon UK
Waterstones
Wordery

About the Author:

Hayley grew up in and around Berkshire and after a short stint in magazine publishing, her boss encouraged her to apply for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA where she gained a Distinction. In 2006 she won an Escalator Award from Writers Centre East and a Grant for the Arts to write her first novel, Jar Baby (Dexter Haven, 2012).

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