My book review of 'Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City' by Rob Biddulph

by Rob Biddulph
Recommended age: 9+

Peanut has always loved drawing and art offers her some consolation when her father goes missing and her new school proves tiresome.

One day she discovers an old pencil box left by her father, and a particular pencil which makes images come to life.

Drawing a door on the wall, she turns the knob and steps into another world, where she may be able to find her father...

This is the first in a series of adventures for Peanut Jones, accompanied here by her friend and sister. Every page has a fun, bold and vibrant illustration and the story is entertaining and fast-paced. 

Aimed at children aged 8+, it talks of friendship and loss, courage and loyalty, art and magic. Great!

Review date: May 2021
Publication date: 2nd September 2021