Monday, March 25, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING? THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP
BY KATE SAUNDERS
Read by Jayne Entwistle
ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
Welcome to the most magical house in London.

The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villains are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.

Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villains and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Saunders worked as an actress until she was twenty-five and then became a writer. She is the author of six novels for adults and had edited a collection of short stories. For children she has written the very successful Belfry Witches series, on which a major BBC TV series was based, and 'Cat and the Stinkwater War', described by the Observer as '....a beautifully written, rip-roaring, claw-sharpener of a novel'. As a journalist she has worked for the 'Sunday Times', the 'Independent' and the 'Sunday Express'. She can also be heard regularly on BBC Radio 4. She lives with her family (and her cats) in London. 
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Jayne Entwistle is a native of the UK but now makes Los Angeles her home. Luckily for Random House and Books on Tape, she found her way into the studio and has since narrated the delightful Flavia de Luce series, winning multiple AudioFile Earphones awards for her stand-out performances.
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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
The title of Kate Saunders’ THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP is a bit misleading because it really isn’t quite what one might suspect. I was waiting for a story about a shop where they sold chocolate and that is not really what it is all about. However, for intermediate level readers, the book would be a great deal of fun, shop or not. With the highly talented narrator, Jayne Entwistle,  the magical tale comes to life, set in a house in London, that is sure to tantalize young readers with its secret passages as well as all the different kinds of delectable mechanisms for making chocolate.

The basis of THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP is simple enough, or is it? A family moves into a house on Skittle Street that they inherit rather than try and sell it. It is from this basic foundation that the magic of the story takes hold. There is a set of twins in the family and they are the only ones who see and hear the magical creatures who inhabit the house. From there, the twins find out about their connection to the house and their family's past. The parents don’t seem to be too careful caring for their children and so when something happens to one of them, they are simply talked into thinking the child is away at camp, even though readers know he has been kidnapped by an evil, long dead relative.

The story conjures up a magical cast that includes the eternal talking rat as well as an immortal talking cat, and one can’t leave out the ghostly character of a one time famous elephant. Notably, there is a set of triplets who have magical powers and formerly ran the chocolate shop and of course, there is the prerequisite wicked mastermind. It is the secret of these triplets and the evil that comes from them that brings about the main action in the story. The twins become the only ones who can stop the evil and possibly save themselves and their family, but can they do it? Listen to Kate Saunders’ THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP to find out what happens as well as to be entertained, and to entertain the younger set in your family.
 

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THANKS TO RICHARD AND THE GOOD PEOPLE

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