Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner internet. Today is my spot on the blog tour for The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy, a middle grade book published by Chicken House Books. Thank you to the ever as lovely Jazz for my copy, and if you check out my Twitter over the weekend, I’ll be running a giveaway for a signed copy for this fishy tail (see what I did there?).
When Marina discovers a boy with a head of tentacles and crab claws for hands, she resolves to help him unravel the mystery of his past …
Marina meets William while exploring the haunted pier in her seaside town. But William is not like other boys.
He’s … different – with crab claws for hands and tentacles that stretch from his head. What he needs from Marina – if she’s ready – is a friend who can help him to unravel the fishy mystery of his past …
William, the Tentacle Boy, is a sweet little sole (sorry) who is keen to solve the mystery of his own missing father, and then help Marina do the same. They immediately connect in the way children do, William having never had a friend before, and Marina having often driven people away because of her story telling.
Underneath the happy go lucky story of two children becoming friends are some serious messages: stand up to your bullies. Don’t judge others for being different. Don’t give up. It holds onto these messages tightly, wound around the words like seaweed, and has the additional thrill of a threat hanging over them as they search for answers.
Marina and William will fish for your heart and capture it fully in this book full of fun, fish puns and friendship.
Thank you again to Chicken House Books for my copy of this wonderful book, and remember to keep an eye out on Twitter for the giveaway!