Happy Monday lovelies.  I’m am absolutely thrilled to share Brilliant Ben with you.  A wonderful and beautiful children’s book, written and illustrated by the lovely and very talented Kara Davies. Aimed at 5-7 year olds, this is a fabulous and charming book to read together at bedtime……

book blurb & info

Brilliant Ben is turning 10! In his quest to list all the things he can do overnight. Everything is as it seems until he meets a curious creature on a mysterious journey, but where will they end up?

“Charming illustrations and well written rhyming verse make Brilliant Ben an ideal addition to any child’s bookcase. Perfect for either reading to or being read by your little ones”.

Author Kara Davies has written Brilliant Ben as her first children’s book and is the first of many to come. Written with KS1 or ages 5-7 in mind, Kara’s previous experience in a school setting has allowed her to create books perfect for the 10 minute carpet time before home. For parents, this book is perfect for those bedtime stories and is designed to be read to your children.

Published on: 12th July 2020

Formats available: Paperback & eBook

Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US


my thoughts

This is honestly adorable.  The illustrations, as you can see from the cover, are fantastic, engaging, colourful and. cute, and drew me in from the front cover so will definitely have your little people captivated! The story is written in rhyming verse, which is brilliant for the age range but I also think younger children will thoroughly enjoy this too.

The storyline is charming as Ben prepares for his 10th birthday and all the things he’ll be able to do.  We meet some of his friends along the way as we head towards his birthday, all colourful and beautifully illustrated too.  And we also meet a strange little fellow that leads Ben on a mini adventure, but where will he end up?

I will definitely be getting a copy of this for my nephew.  It’s such a beautifully illustrated book with a delightful story; I don’t want him to miss out, and want to make sure he adds it to his little book collection!  If you’re looking for a new, lovely and happy book to read to, or with your kids, then you should check this out.  And if you’re a teacher, this would be a fabulous addition to your classroom bookshelf for story time!

What a wonderful debut from this talented lady.  I can’t wait to see what she brings us next!  Most definitely recommended by me!

about the author

Kara Davies is based in Kent, UK. Her passion for writing stories come to life through rhymes and poetry. Kara started her writing journey from a young age and claims her writing hero is Dr. Seuss. ‘My mum used to read me Dr. Seuss books all the time, we had the whole box set. Hop on Pop is still my favourite to this day!’. With a First Class Honours in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion studies, Kara’s future books aim to be enjoyed by every little reader and their guardians with key themes and messages in each, with a happy flow of words and cute illustrations to match.

Where to find Kara online: Blog ~ Twitter ~ Instagram

Thank you Kara for sharing a digital copy of Brilliant Ben with me.  All views and opinions are my own.

If you get this for your children I would love to know your thoughts and theirs, so make sure you drop us a comment below.

Have a wonderful day my lovelies, and I’ll be back tomorrow.

Chelle x

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