Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble

Happy Halloween everybody!

Whether you celebrate Halloween as an excuse for a party and a dress-up; a cosy evening in and a spooky movie; or perhaps simply as a reminder to appreciate the changing seasons and the beauty of Autumn, I hope you are having a lovely day 🙂

Something seasonally appropriate today…

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems
Chosen by Paul Cookson

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for review through NetGalley. So firstly, thanks goes to them, Bloomsbury and Paul Cookson.

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble was an enchanting collection of magical themed poetry aimed at a younger audience. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! There was a fantastic mix of classic and contemporary – full of short stories and adventures, playing on words and history – all told through verse.

Brimming with the magical spirit of the season and beautifully illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon. I especially loved the Song of the Witches (When Their Internet Wasn’t Working), which was quirky and imaginative with a hilarious modern twist on the unpredictable magic of technology – I chuckled out loud. I also loved Somewhere in the Library, about the magic of a librarian… keeper of secrets and preserver of stories – guarder of magical portals…

Whizzo McWizzard’s Amazing Creations
by Paul Cookson

As a child I owned a book of nonsense poems which I loved to flick through, occasionally memorising my favourites to share aloud. Reading this collection took me back down memory lane.

Perfect for reading aloud over a hot-chocolate, wrapped in blankets with rain spattering at the dark windows – sharing the bewitching magic of stories, words, the imagination, laughter and poetry – guaranteed to make you smile 🙂

Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble is out now.

Have a cosy evening!

Meg Readz xx

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