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Wellybobbers visit Tikka Tonga Lake

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This is a sweet little book for young ones.  Declan is a small elf, there is a fairy, a mouse and more creatures in this tale.

BoooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

When the nut that the squirrel was going to put on top of the birthday cake she was making got wet,  she started to cry.  The others offer to help her by finding a new nut.  One of them even knows where it is.

This is a magical tale for children.  Everybody works well together and they are all happy.  This story will make the reader smile.
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I read this book with my three year old daughter and we both really enjoyed it.

I thought that the illustrations were lovely and they helped bring the story to life.

It was easy to read and follow and I loved the rhyming nature too.

It is 4 stars from me for this one - highly recommended!
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Wellybobbers visit Tikka tonga lake is a book about friendship. We are introduced to a group of friends who band together to help a friend find his lost nut. I enjoyed the story and the watercolor illustrations. There are elves, animals, fairy, and witches- something for everyone.
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Thank you to NetGalley, A Swan and BooksGoSocial for the book Wellybobbers visit Tikka Tonga Lake.
This is my personal review.
This is a story of Declan an adorable little elf and how he helps his friends when they need it.
The story is one of friendship and to do what we can for our friends. The rhyming of the words is wonderful because it keeps children’s helps keep them into the story. The illustrations are wonderful.
I love books that get children wanting to be read to and to read themselves.
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Written by Swan, and illustrated by Wills, this picture book aimed at young children was a serious disappointment. I got the impression that it had been designed as a print book and then tossed into the ebook world as an afterthought, and it didn't work. I had thought it might be amusing, being already familiar with what wellybobs are (for the uninitiated, it's a cute Brit name for wellington boots, aka galoshes).

I looked at this using Net Galley's PDF, and that was messed up. It looked like picture ebooks usually look like when viewed in a Kindle. The Amazon process is renowned in my experience for shredding, spindling, and julienning picture books - or anything that isn't plain vanilla text for that matter - and sure enough it turned this book into kindling as expected. How this became so bad, and yet no one seems to have noticed, is a mystery to me, but based on the two examples I saw, in two different formats, this book is a disaster. Maybe the print version looks sweet, but I don't get to see that.

The story is supposed to be about elves having an adventure helping a squirrel find a nut, but in the PDF version, I had to page through several blank pages to find any with an illustration, and when I got there, there was no text. None at all. Not anywhere after the introductory page. The images were also split between screens, and viewing them in landscape mode did nothing to improve upon this.

The Kindle version did have text, but the pictures were split between screens and the text did not match the picture it appeared next to. I paged through to about half-way and seeing no sign of improvement, I gave up on it. Yes, the text rhymes, but that's not all it takes to make an engaging story. The illustrations were okay, but nothing spectacular enough to make up for the poor presentation, so overall I was not at all impressed, and I cannot commend this as a worthy read.
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An entertaining rhyming book about a squirrel. The illustrations were delightful. My thanks to Netgalley and publisher for an enjoyable read.
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I was granted complimentary access to a review copy of Wellybobbers visit Tikka Tonga Lake by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wellybobbers visit Tikka Tonga Lake appears to be a cute story about an elf and his pet squirrel who encounter a human girl out in the woods. I say appears to be because the PDF I was provided is unreadable. Some words are just single capital letters while others are overlapping strings of characters from alphabets that have more than 26 letters. 

I will say that the illustrations are beautiful, and the story the pictures seem to be telling is cute. If the publisher chooses to reach out and send a better copy I would be happy to adjust my review and rating.
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This is a great little children's book about an elf called Declan and his friends who live in Sugarolly Wood.  My daughter and I loved the characters of this book and the beautiful hand drawn illustrations.  It is a really fun and magical book.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A fun rhyming lyrical little elf and his friends. How they take care of each other and make their Tikka Tonga Lake a nice place to be. We can all use friends like Declan's friends that look out for each other. Each friend is different and unique and gives Delcan a friend to go to when the need arises. It's a great story to talk with your children about the value of friends.

A special thank you to BooksgoSocial and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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This is an adorable rhyming book about a squirrel who lost his nut and needs help getting it back. The illustrations are beautifully done and are very bright and colorful.
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A cute story that my 4 year old loved. 
With rhyming verse that I always find keeps a story fun for children to listen too, and the illustrations were pretty and colourful too so kept my daughter interested.
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This is a lovely story that was perfect for my 4 year old son. We both loved the rhyming verses and the illustrations were beautiful.

Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my copy.
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A sweet rhythming story, suitable for very young children. With sweet pictures and an easy to follow story.  My only complaint is the the description for the book seems to be nothing more than the first few verses from the book and so doesn't really tell you much about the actual story.
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