Marcel’s Parcels by Kate Hindley

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Published by Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Marcel’s Parcels is the first book in a gorgeous new series by Kate Hindley. The stories are set on Treacle Street and each book introduces us to a different character who lives or works there.

First up we meet Marcel Trunkmore whose job it is to deliver the post. He has a trolley full of parcels. We accompany him on his round as he delivers them. As he works his way along the street, we get to meet some of the residents. We lift the flaps and take a peek inside the different shops and buildings. We see how hard Marcel works and just how much the community relies on him and appreciates him.

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I’ve long been a fan of Kate Hindley’s illustrations. She has a distinctive style that I love: cute, quirky characters with expressive eyes and heaps of personality. And now we have a whole street of loveable animals to meet and get to know!

The pages of this sturdy board book are so inviting – colourful, interactive and packed full of gorgeous details, including a panicked worm realising he’s in the eyeline of not one but five hungry birds… Oh and there are also some rather delightful puns which made me smile.

The second book in the series, Prima’s Missing Bunnies, is also out now. The rest of the Treacle Street residents (looking fabulous in the illustration below) will all soon be getting their own books too. We can’t wait!

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Rating: 💙💙💙💙💙

Suitable for children aged 2+

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me this book to review.

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