Review- Magic Marmalade by Petra Quelch

Imagine you didn’t have to travel the ordinary way of transport. You could get from one place to the other quickly and without any delays. Wouldn’t that be fantastic? Mabel Bloom doesn’t like to travel the ordinary way. She dislikes buses, cars, trains or even planes. But one day she receives a very important invitation from the Other Side of the world, so she turns to her grandpa for help. Grandpa sends Mabel a recipe which, when made correctly, will give her the power to travel a very unusual way. And Mabel’s extraordinary adventure begins.


What a charming and fun book Magic Marmalade by Petra Quelch is!

Mabel Bloom receives an invitation to visit her grandfather on the other side of the world, but doesn’t want to travel the normal way. The result is a story about magic and love.

Children’s books should always spark the imagination and I feel this delightful offering will do that for all it’s young readers. The story shows us that anything is possible, especially within the realms of the imagination, as long as you are brave and have the support of those that love you. The story and the themes within left me feeling happy and optimistic, reminding me of the real possibilities fiction presents within the minds of readers of any age.

Magic Marmalade encourages the reader to explore vocabulary and interact with the story. For example, parent and child could, as they read wobble about and then pack a bag with a jar of marmalade and go on their own adventure. Which really is what good children’s books are all about, that sense of wonder and connection.

It is also packed with lots of bold illustrations that complement the story, important as for children of this age, reading is as much a visual experience as it is about reading the story itself.

If you looking for a gentle, fun read for your child, then this one would be a perfect selection to make!

You can purchase this book from Amazon

About the author

Hi there! I am the author of Magic Marmalade and Lottie Sparkles Magical Discovery. I love everything sparkly, glittery, magical and mysterious.

Aside from all the glitz and glamour, I am a collector of books, pens, tea sets and a huge fan of chocolate.

I have two little girls, also known as “The Little Book-Fairies with a BIG imagination.

Most days, I find myself conjuring up stories for children or reading books in my favourite spot by the window.

You can follow the author on her Website, Instagram and Twitter.

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