Welcome to the Blog Tour for the final Amelia Fang book, Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads by Laura Ellen Anderson. I am so delighted that I can be part of the tour and I am honoured to get a mail asking me to participate! I just LOVE the Amelia Fang series, it is a series you can keep reading with great characters and fun magical adventures. You can find my reviews under the Amelia Fang tag.
I got a 5-star review for you all to read, and I also got information on the book/author.
Let’s get started. does a pumpkin dance
I received this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
The final Amelia Fang is here and I am honoured that I get to be part of the blog tour for it. The series is amazing so I was hyped to start reading this book.. oh and of course also sad as I just didn’t want it to end just yet.
I am just sad that my physical review copy didn’t come in on time. 🙁 I was looking forward to curling up on my new chair and reading this spooky and fun read. In the end I am spending my time on my PC with the PDF.
First up I love the map to the Toad world, OMG, it looks like such a fun world to be in and I like that everything is on lilypads (including the castle) and that the names all have to do with frog/toad things. Maps are always a big plus for me, so I am happy this one was added.
Poor Amelia, I can imagine that she isn’t happy and I did think it was a tad irresponsible and unkind of the parents to dump Vincent with Amelia when she had a special weekend for herself. Why not get a babysitter parents? So I could imagine Amelia’s frustration. She loves him, but sometimes you just need some time alone and Vincent is just too young to understand that he does things that may make people sad (like nomnom on Amelia’s dress).
And then Vincent disappears and we see Amelia go into instant sister-protection-mode and wanting to dive right into the place Vincent disappeared to. And throughout the story we see her worry and hope she can find her little brother. She learns that while her brother may be irritating at times… she can also not imagine a life without him in it. Bum prints and snot included. I love that she loves him so much, but I am glad to also see that she at times just gets frustrated with him. Normal sibling behaviour in my eyes, and I am glad it was so well written. Quite often in books it is one way or the other and often books don’t show both sides of the coin. That next to all the frustration that there is also love and care.
It is Grimaldi’s birthnight and the party is going strong with tons of fun games and yummy food. Too bad about the pongy smells, but I guess they add ambience? 😛
I love zombie tag! I want to play, too! It sounds like a great game, though maybe I would feel a bit sad for the zombies, though I guess limbs can just be reattached?
I had a laugh at how Tangine just always seemed to have something of fashion or beauty near him. Oh Tangine! You are fabulous~ Even later on in the story he keeps his fabulous self, though how did he manage to do all that in those heels. Boy! Fabulous!
The descriptions of the toad paradise were very well done, it was just like I was there myself. Though I would probably stick out like a thumb at this moment wearing not at all green clothing. 😛 I would definitely like to visit the place though and check out all the sites. Though hopefully also be able to go back to the land of the living. Please?
I had fun reading about our crew of friends searching for Vincent, but also trying to keep their disguises and go along with several things as to not stand out.
I had such a laugh at this quote: “Come on then,” said Florence, puffing out her chest. “Let’s follow the snot!”
And then when things seemed to go right… we head into even more adventure and more slime (and snot)! I was so rooting for Amelia and her friends to get Vincent back! Go go!
I giggled when we found out about Furgus. Oh my, looks are deceiving it seems! And then there is another big secret, oh yes! I love it all! And I am happy that Amelia and her friends could help him out.
It was quite hilarious how much Freda popped up in the adventure, even the character remark upon it which had me laughing even harder.
I just love the friendship between Amelia and her friends. It is just the best and the sweetest. I love how they each support each other no matter what happens. That they will always be there for each other. How they give the best hugs when one of their friends is sad. I love how much they have grown together as the series continued.
The ending was sweet, yummy, and fun! I loved it! And that Amelia’s Favourite Memories at the end? Made me tear up! Aww! *sighs* I will so so miss this series, but this was a fantastic way to end the series. I would highly recommend this book and the whole series to everyone!
A brand-new adventure in the bestselling and much-loved Amelia Fang series! Perfect lockdown reading for little vampires of 7+ and all fans of Isadora Moon and The Worst Witch. When Amelia Fang’s baby brother, Vincent, accidentally enters a mysterious land – the place where all squished toads go – Amelia has to embark on a daring adventure to rescue him. But even if Amelia and her friends do find Vincent, will they be able to find their way home? Or will they be trapped in the toad afterlife FOREVER?
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Laura Ellen Anderson is the illustrator of several books for children, as well as the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Evil Emperor Penguin. Laura Ellen Anderson lives in London.
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