Albert Talbot Master of Disguise by Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey ~ #PictureBook #Review ~ @bnmnly @TwoHootsBooks @MacmillanKidsUK

Today, I am not Rachael Davis, I am Sassie Evernode, High-Altitude Tobogganist. I whizzz! I zoom! I WHOOSH! Such fun!

It can be incredibly freeing to imagine yourself as someone completely different and let your imagination fly. Children have a fabulous ability to do this; they love make-believe play and “let’s pretend to be” games. The book I am showcasing today captures that childhood delight.

From the author of The Misadventures of Frederick, Ben Manley, comes yet another unique and original picture book, Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise, illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey.

Albert Talbot Master of Disguise by Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey Two Hoots Macmillan

Meet Albert Talbot. Or is it Rusti Buffels, Fearless Mountaineer? Or Professor Octavius Pickleswick, Mechanical Engineer? In this creative adventure-packed story, we see Albert use his imagination to find his inner confidence and tackle whatever the day throws his way.

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Albert Talbot Master of Disguise by Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey

I am in complete awe of the ingenious personas Ben has created for Albert. Aurélie’s illustrations bring each persona and wacky scene to life. The arrows and details are a delight! There is so much for children to discover on each page. I absolutely loved “dinner time”. These two pages really capture that childhood make-believe fun. Here we see Albert playing…

Albert Talbot Master of Disguise by Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey Two Hoots Macmillan
Albert Talbot Master of Disguise by Ben Manley and Aurelie Guillerey

And on the next page we see the world through his eyes, as Anselom Facklejack, Diamond Thief!

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Albert Talbot: Master of Disguise is a book that children will surely adore and maybe even inspire their own make-believe play. I love how it encourages children to tap into their creativity and imagination. But ultimately, this book shows us that being ourselves is wonderful too.

Buy Now!

Publisher: Two Hoots, Macmillan
Publication date:
6 August 2020
ISBN: 978-1509882243

 

I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.

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