Sunday, November 14, 2021

The King Who Didn't Like Snow by Jocelyn Porter - Book Tour & Review

The King Who Didn’t Like Snow

King Mark is a higgledy-piggledy king and he gets into a pickle every day. “Do something, Bert!” he shouts, and Wizard Bert, and his sidekick, Broderick the bookworm, always save the day. When snow fell on Windy Hill Castle, everyone was delighted – except for King Mark! King Mark didn’t like snow and he started to sulk. Will Bert and Broderick save the day again? Will King Mark walk into trouble? Do the children of Windy Hill Village have the answer...?

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My Review
The King Who Didn't Like Snow is a fun little children's book about King Mark. King Mark always has a problem. Every day, he requires Bert, a time-traveling wizard, to fix whatever his problem is for the day with magic. Because King Mark is lazy. Bert also has a bookworm named Broderick. Broderick lives in Bert's spellbook, but one day reads a spell and makes himself bigger and more green. Unable to live in the book, Broderick goes to live with King Mark. It's because of this that Bert spends more time at the castle where King Mark lives. And one day, it starts to snow.
King Mark hates snow, so he demands Bert and Broderick make it go away. Bert tries to change the snow green, but it gives King Mark false hope, and he gets even more angry at the snow when he falls into it, thinking it's grass instead. 
What's a time-traveling wizard to do? 
This was a cute story. The illustrations were lovely, and the story is easy to read. It also shows that adults can learn a thing or two from children. 
A delightful story that will appeal to young readers.
5 stars!

Author Bio –

Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating.

Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book.  You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at.

Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn work in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7.

Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centers. She never knew who would arrive for counselling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life.

Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had spine tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads!

Jocelyn work as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return.

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