Monday, 6 February 2017
Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard Review
Maddy’s parents have been turned into mice by the Thimblewitch so she sets off on a magical adventure to find her to turn them back.
Eric Orchard’s Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch is a delightful kid’s book that even a (supposed) grown-up like me enjoyed!
Orchard’s art is immediately eye-catching - it looks appealing with just the right amount of menace to it to grab you. I liked the cross-hatching and the vivid colours, and the drawings look as free-flowing and creative as the story but controlled at the same time, which is a nice balance to strike.
The story barrels along quickly so as not to bore younger readers who might have shorter attention spans, and the writing is suitably simplistic too. It’s definitely a fun read whatever your age though the writing was a bit too simple for an older reader like me - younger readers will definitely love this more.
Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch is a charming and cute family comic that can also entertain adult readers - a great effort from Eric Orchard!