The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble is a book written by Angela Mitchell and illustrated by Sarah Horne. The book is suitable for ages 3+ to 7+. It was released on 10th May 2012 and published by Maverick children’s books.
Just a little information about the book. It is paperback containing about 32 pages. The font is big, simple and easy to read by young school children. Each page is beautifully illustrated. I like the ‘I rule!’ badge on the Princess Lolly’s clothing as it made her look a very demanding silly old princess just as her character in the book. I also like how the cover page folds which is handy to bookmark a page.
The story is about Princess Lolly’s 89th birthday party and her Cook made her a glorious jelly. However the jelly refused to wobble as he didn’t want to be eaten. The princess was so annoyed that she was going to give a thousand and one chocolate sovereigns for anyone who can make this jelly wobble! Everyone came up with different ideas but none of them could make the jelly wobble. Then, came in a smallest guest who suggested to put ice cream on the jelly to make him cold and shiver. Suddenly, the jelly begins to quiver and shiver, then it finally wobbles! I personally felt so sad for the defeated jelly but it had to be eaten in the end.
I would rate this book 5 stars out of 5. It’s a fun, funny, delightful book with great illustrations. My son loves the smallest guest character so much that he wants to be like the clever boy, though this may have something to do with the thousand and one chocolate sovereigns! During the first day we had it, he had read it three times which is unusual for him. Each time he totally enjoyed listening to the story. I would highly recommend this book.
This is our video review:
Disclosure: We were given this book from Maverick children’s books to do an honest review for the Izziwizzi’s Red Nose Day Playfest. We are a member of Izziwizzi’s Toy Testers 2013.