by Joe & Anthony Pandolfi
Pub Date: Sept 4, 2014
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Aside from their kind of unusual names, Mophie and Picholas are pretty much your average 6 year old girl and 3 year old boy, who live in a pretty average house, in a pretty average town. But outside of their town, well nothing is pretty average at all. For example, just a hop, skip and a jump away is a wonderful place called the Kingdom of the Magic Horses. And way down the river is the Kingdom of Bongo Bongo, ruled over by the meaner than mean, crueler than cruel, rottener than rotten Queen Blunderpuss. She has super magic powers, a lot of hang-ups, and a big bully of a nephew, Bobby, who is very happy helping her try to make everyone else very unhappy!
With the aid of their special friend, Sylvester (an excellent and devoted dragon if ever there was one), Mophie and Picholas go from one adventure to another, battling the Blunderpusses, as well as assorted other not-very-nice characters.
In Book 1, can evil Queen Blunderpuss and Bobby take a happy event like a day at the park, and turn it into a gigantic, yucky disaster? Will Mophie and Picholas find a way to outwit the despicable duo? Will Dad ever resume breathing normally after discovering that his children are friends with a dragon? Come along, and let's find out!
(The Adventures of Mophie and Picholas series is intended primarily for children ages 3 to 8.)
My Review: A cute kids book! I decided to give it a try and read it with my girls, and it was a hit with all of us.
Both kids live in a simple world, then hop hop hop and you are in a new magical world. The story has magical details, lovely drawing and easy to follow.
The story is great and has dragons, evil queen, castles, magic, and kinds of things that kids can love and dream about.
Well worth the read and sharing with the kids!