The King Who didn't Like Snow by Jocelyn Porter Illustrated by Michael S Kane #Review


The King Who Didn't Like Snow by Jocelyn Porter is a delightful picture book which is aimed at children aged 3- 8. It was published by Full Media Ltd on 14th October. 

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...?

Bright, colourful and seasonal, this early reader/ picture book will appeal to young readers and pre-schoolers. It is full of fun and ultimately positivity as King Mark enlists Wizard Bert to get rid of the snow. Children of course can see all the fun to be had in playing in the snow. Children will see the funny side of King Bert's grumpy behaviour and also understand that maybe if they feel the same, they are not unusual. A lovely book to share with a young audience, and young readers will find the text accessible and clearly set out.

I will be reviewing The Boy Who Breated Underwater on 18th November. 

 About the Author

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.

You can follow Jocelyn here: Facebook

Book links: Full Media Ltd   |  Amazon UK  |   Amazon US

Thanks to Jocely Porter, Full Media Ltd and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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