Synopsis: Ellie and her mum are starting a new life in a new town and a very, very old building. They’re opening a cat café, but there’s a lot to do first – like welcoming the Andersons. Ellie doesn’t want to share her home with strangers, especially Blake and his energetic puppy, Choccy. But when Ellie and Blake discover a magical old phone and a mouse determined to get rid of them, they’ll have to find a way to all get along together.
Join Ellie and Blake as they start new lives in a new town and a mysterious old building. They’ve only just met, but already they share a magical secret: they can talk to animals! That could prove useful with Ellie’s mum opening a cat café, but the café is under threat from a greedy property developer – unless Ellie and Blake can stop him…
With engaging illustrations and quirky talking animals, Magic Animal Café is perfect for animal lovers and young readers aged 7+.
Release Date: 16th September 2021
Genres: Middle Grade, Magic, Fantasy, Animals, Mystery, Friendship
Thank you so much to Sweet Cherry Publishing for the physical copy to read and review.
Review: This was such a fun book to escape into, I really thoroughly enjoyed it and already want to read more from this series.
Two kids who have both recently moved and had their lives changed find themselves living together in an old building, but together find a hidden magic within the house.
I really enjoyed the realism of the characters within this book, I also liked that the kids were reluctant to be friends or to even live there, but found a common ground, unexpectedly became friends and so found the secret magic. Herriot was grouchy and funny and gives your more mystery to unfurl within future books. I love that as it leaves you needing to continue reading.
The illustrations in every page were incredible Fabiana Attanasio is so talented and gives such an extra life to this book with the beautiful art work. I always love a good illustrated book and when the art helps make the story even better I enjoy it that much more.
This book is so enjoyable, so easy to read. It’s a book that kids will really get into and will be so excited to continuing reading and collecting the whole series to figure out the mystery and the true story.