Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 by B.C.R Fegan Illustrated by Lenny Wen ** Review**

I am happy to be featuring Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32  by B.C.R. Fegan on Cat and Mouse Reading... today. It is a new children's picture book which is aimed at ages 3-8. It is set to be released in March 2018, published by TaleBlade Press.

Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 takes young readers on a journey through the magical Hotel of Hoo, a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As readers explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.

Behind each of the doors in the Hotel of Hoo, leading up to Door 32, readers meet and greet a bevy of characters who have taken up residence at the hotel, from ghosts cooking roasts, to paintbrush-wielding elves, tea-drinking monsters, miniature giants, and more.

This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door.

Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32 is bright and eyecatching with all the humour that children like to find in a picture book. There is a real variety behind each door so there are surprises and some rather creepy shocks. The rhyming text on each page makes it ideal for reading aloud or sharing and there is plenty of detail in the illustrations for language development. 

    As a counting book, it takes you beyond the first ten numbers all the way to 32. The illustrations enhance the text and give plenty of opportunities for counting within the pictures. It makes reading a fun activity and with two children to follow and Nicholas Noo as the host, children will be encouraged to read on.

Cat and Mouse say: do you dare look behind Room 32? 

About the Author 

BCR Fegan is a multi-award-winning author who has written
a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults.

Raised on a small hobby farm only minutes from some of Australia’s greatest beaches, Fegan grew up inspired by the power of natures ambience. From the intensity of the frequent summer storms, to the overwhelming serenity of a lonely beach in the early hours of the morning. His ravenous appetite for both reading and writing soon saw him drawing on the transformational influence of the world around him to craft short stories, poems and picture books

    As time wore on, Fegan also found inspiration in the magic and depth of authors and compositors like Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. He was mesmerised by the potency of small but beautiful phrases that were carefully carved from the minds of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Frost. He grew to appreciate the worlds meticulously created by David Eddings, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

    Eventually, he began to forge his own complete works. Weaving his own magic, piecing together his own phrases and crafting his own worlds. Agonising over plots that would inspire, characters that would be loved and circumstances that would delight. In time, his efforts saw a number of children’s books and young adult fiction produced. Through the efforts of TaleBlade Press, these works are now being published with that same careful dedication.

You can follow him here: Twitter 

 Book link: Amazon US

Thanks to the author and Kelsey Butts of TaleBlade Publishing for a copy of the book.


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