Monday, November 5, 2018

Clearful and the Queen

Title: Clearful and the Queen

Author: M J Exon

Illustrator: Lilli English

Designer: Sid Russell 

Genre: Children's fiction, Picture books`

Rating: 4 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: Clearful and the Queen is the beautifully-told story of Lali and her big sister, Abba, who decide to tell the Queen all about their new word, ‘clearful’. After inventing the word during a trip to their grandparents’ house, they decide to write to the Queen and, to their surprise, she writes back! By royal decree, the new word ‘clearful’ is added to the English dictionary, announced at the opening of the Houses of Parliament and even taught in schools. Invited by the Queen to tea, Lali and Abba embark on an adventure together to reach the Palace, aided and abetted by their cat, Smokey. If they get there in time, what will they find when they arrive? 

Clearful and the Queen is a light-hearted story of two young sisters. Full of beautifully hand-drawn illustrations, this is a captivating tale that will appeal to young children.

About the Author: M. J. Exon is married with two daughters who are the sole inspiration for Clearful and the Queen. She is the Managing Director of award-winning creative agency, BBH, and was shortlisted for PPA's business columnist of the year 2015 for her technology column in Marketing magazine. She loves horses, snow, chips, robots, the Atlantic, the very old and the very new.

About the Illustrator: Lilli English is a Strategy Director at BBH London by day and a freelance illustrator by night. She’s illustrated for Chanel and ELLE magazine. She’s called English but she’s actually French. Her favourite clearful things are conkers.

About the Designer: Sid Russell is a designer and runs the Design department at BBH London. He loves playing theguitar and listening to music. His favourite clearful thing is Saturday.With thanks to Simon Taylor, Producer, BBH

Review: A whimsical story that celebrates imagination, 'Clearful and the Queen' is a delightful read. A great bedtime story for kids of all ages.