Pippa and I are so excited to be back with another treat for little readers (and families)! Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 arrived just last week and boy was it an instant hit! Seriously, guys… Even my book loving Nanny (my grandmother) couldn’t wait to get her hands on this book and meet all the fantastic characters that B.C.R. Fegan and Lenny Wen have created.
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a new picture book (recommended for ages 3 to 8), written by award winning author B.C.R. Fegan and illustrated by Lenny Wen.
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 takes young readers on a journey through the magical Hotel of Hoo, a mysterious place with some very unusual occupants. As readers explore the strange hotel, they are invited to experience everything it has to offer with just one warning… don’t ever look behind door 32.
Behind each of the doors in the Hotel of Hoo, leading up to Door 32, readers meet and greet a bevy of characters who have taken up residence at the hotel, from ghosts cooking roasts, to paintbrush-wielding elves, tea-drinking monsters, miniature giants, and more.
This imaginative picture book aims to take children beyond the first ten cardinal numbers, and introduces them to the patterns of counting in a fun and accessible way. With rooms to explore and unique objects to count, children will enjoy lingering on each page as they make their way closer to the forbidden door. Recommended for ages 3 to 8.
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32
B.C.R. Fegan & Leny Wen (illustrations)
Published March 14th 2018
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 had me and the kiddo oooohing and ahhhhing even before we flipped the cover open to reveal the first page. The cover illustrations are so full of life, you just know that this book is going to be a blast!
Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is packed with fun-to-read rhymes that will have you and your little one giggling and counting all the way up to 32. Plus, there’s a wonderful collection of very interesting characters and one very mysterious room and who doesn’t love a good mystery? But before you even get to room 32, you first must take a tour of the other 31 extra zany rooms in the magical Hotel of Hoo! You’ll be glad you did!
This book is excellent for reading aloud as a family and helping your little one practice counting beyond ten. And don’t worry, the kiddos are sure to stay engaged as they meet outlandish characters like vampire mermaids and fidgety knights! Moms and dads, you’ll even pick a favorite room, too! I personally liked the evil fairies!
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or teacher – this book belongs in your collection for your littlest readers.
With wonderful illustrations, a super fun story, this is an excellent learning tool that is so much fun to read… you can bet that Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is a tremendous hit in our little home!
We gave Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 5/5 stars!
BCR Fegan is a multi-award-winning author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults.
Raised on a small hobby farm only minutes from some of Australia’s greatest beaches, Fegan grew up inspired by the power of natures ambience. From the intensity of the frequent summer storms, to the overwhelming serenity of a lonely beach in the early hours of the morning. His ravenous appetite for both reading and writing soon saw him drawing on the transformational influence of the world around him to craft short stories, poems and picture books
As time wore on, Fegan also found inspiration in the magic and depth of authors and compositors like Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. He was mesmerised by the potency of small but beautiful phrases that were carefully carved from the minds of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Robert Frost. He grew to appreciate the worlds meticulously created by David Eddings, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.
Eventually, he began to forge his own complete works. Weaving his own magic, piecing together his own phrases and crafting his own worlds. Agonising over plots that would inspire, characters that would be loved and circumstances that would delight. In time, his efforts saw a number of children’s books and young adult fiction produced. Through the efforts of TaleBlade Press, these works are now being published with that same careful dedication.