Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books - Children's Book Cover Friendly Tussle - Round FIVE 2021/2022

Welcome to the 12th annual Children's Book Cover Friendly Tussle. (Previous winner HEREWe are looking once again to find your favourite book cover for 2021/2022. We do this to support the creative heroes of the children's book world; the illustrators and the creative teams behind all the books we love. Please share this exciting adventure with your friends and followers on social media. Everyone is welcome to vote and share the FUN with others. 

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Competition Rules 

There will be five weekly heats; each with Six books to vote for. Although, there will be 7 book covers in the final to vote for as heat winners will make the grand final plus two book covers as the highest runners up. 

Round One Winner: Hannah Gold - The Lost Whale - Book Cover Illustrated by Levi Pinfold

Round Two Winner: Michael Mann - Ghostcloud - Book Cover Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat

Round Three Winner:  Alex Mullarky - The Sky Beneath the Stone - Book Cover Illustrated by Diana Renjina

Round Four Winner: Oanis Rawbone - Whippoorwill Lane - Book Cover Illustrated by Karl James Mountford 

Each week you vote you will be in with a chance to win an exciting prize.  This week's prize is a £10 National Book Token + a book and a bar of chocolate UK only) 

If you are interested all you need to do is:
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll HERE  (or at the bottom of the post)
  • Leave a comment through this post/poll or #RT Pinned tweet on @Enchantedbooks or do both for a better chance to win.
  • This poll will end on 14th December 2021 at Midnight (UK). 

Have fun and share with the world through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Watch the voting develop, and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed).

So here are the Six brilliant book covers to vote for this week: 

BOOK ONE: Julian Sedgwick - Tsunami Girl - Book Cover Illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada - Published by 
Guppy Books (4 Mar. 2021) - VOTE HERE

BOOK TWO: Tom Percival - The River - Book Cover Illustrated by Tom Percival - Published by 
Simon & Schuster Children's UK (3 Mar. 2022) - VOTE HERE 

BOOK THREE: Nicola Penfold - Between Sea and Sky - Book Cover Illustrated by Kate Forrester - Published by 
Stripes Publishing (8 July 2021) - VOTE HERE 

BOOK FOUR: Jakob Wegelius - The False Rose - Book Cover Illustrated by Jakob Wegelius - Published by 
Pushkin Children's Books (7 Oct. 2021) - VOTE HERE

BOOK FIVE: Kereen Getten - If You Read This - Book Cover Illustrated by Erik Davila - Published by  Delacorte Press (16 Aug. 2022) - VOTE HERE

BOOK SIX: Katie Cotton - The Secret of Splint Hall - Book Cover Illustrated by Becky Thorns - Book Published by Andersen Press (3 Mar. 2022) - VOTE HERE 


Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Christopher Edge - ESCAPE ROOM - Book Review - Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books


Are you ready to ESCAPE to the Escape Room? This is the latest book by Christopher Edge which is due to be published by Nosy Crow Ltd on the 3rd Feb 2022. The book cover is brilliantly produced by the talented illustrator, David Dean. We arrive at the start of the book with a buzz of excitement as the main character arrives at The Escape; a reward for working so hard. We are led slowly into a fantasy adventure with the trademark qualities that you associate with this author. There's a plot full of puzzles and a deadly sting in the tale as a group of children (unknown to each other) have a race against time to battle the rooms and actually save the world. 

It's only Fantasy? 

However, the Host has other ideas as you skip and dive through this fantastic narrative escaping danger and sometimes death. The author drags you through different creative and eventful moments that will have readers gripped in a vortex of magic fantasy realism. Find the answer and you'll find the key to escape. Although, along the way, you'll visit an amazing library and battle a strange chess automaton that was built 250 years ago. If you need even more madness you'll also hurtle across an unknown galaxy in a spaceship and encounter extinct species of animals that just might eat you alive. 

The author has a great way of putting an important message into his books. There's a quirky twist whilst still managing to weave a web of epic ingredients together to create an exhilarating ending. He does this in a very imaginative way that only natural storytellers can do. This is a story that is so much more; great entertainment with a  massive thought-provoking moment that leaves you reflecting. Have you got the Answer? Find out by reading the book - enjoy!

 Other recommended books published by the author: 

  • The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
    • The Jamie Drake Equation
    • The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
    • The Longest Night of Charlie Noon
    • Space Oddity 
    • Twelve Minutes to Midnight