Review for Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent
A hilarious laugh out loud adventure featuring a house full of creatures big and small!
I have had my eyes on this book for AGESSSS! I think from around the time it came out! Why didn’t you buy it then, Mehsi? Well, Amazon either never had it in stock or it was highly overpriced. I could have bought the Kindle edition, but I could see from the preview at Amazon that the book was all in colour. Since my Kindle doesn’t do colours… it would be a shame to read it! But thankfully, I was visiting Library #1 and what was there? This book! In English!!!!!! dances
In this book we meet Indigo Wilde, a girl who was found by her explorer-parents in the wild. She was about to be eaten by a big ferocious tiger! This girl is quite special. She has little horn, rainbow streak in her hair, and I am sure there are other things going on with her! I love how caring and responsible she is. I mean, I am not sure if I was her age I would do all the things she did. Haha, not that I am lazy, but some of these tasks? Are just too much. She cares for the whole house. For all the animals. And I loved that she is so eager to do them, but I would have kinda also liked her be like meh about it. XD I loved that she quickly came up with smart plans and that the creatures of the house helped her out. Also big plus points to the fact she is a reader! Her room has stacks of books everywhere and it made me smile (plus, also maybe a bit jealous as the books she has lying around are pretty interesting and I would love to check them out).
I am normally not a fan of little brothers/sisters in stories, but I actually liked Indigo’s brother in this one! Like his sister he is a bit special. He is half-dragon. Plus, he cannot hear, so everyone around him does sign language. Which I absolutely loved.
The house is normally already quite chaotic with a lamacorn wandering around and eating bloomers, yeti twins playing sports, and some other creatures wandering around, but a new animal has arrived and it is up to Indigo to find out what is going on before the house breaks down. I loved the search and what is that creature. I was also thinking hard what it could be. We know it is fast, white, and loved chocolate, but that leaves so much room! I had a laugh at all the chaos that happened. So much chaos! But it also allowed us to meet other creatures from the house.
The neighbour was just annoying, a typical villain/Karen. I am glad that she got some comeuppance in this book. XD
I absolutely loved that we got some extra pages on the monsters along with fun notes and details! I would definitely love a separate book about these animals. Maybe later when the series is over? That we can add this one to the collection? Because yes, I will be buying this book!
The illustrations were fantastic and it delighted me that they were all in full colour! It just brought the book to life and I loved seeing all the creatures in their bright colours~
All in all, I really need book 2! I want to meet those parents, see what new creatures are coming, and more! I would recommend this one to all.