Iggy Peck And The Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

The Iggy Peck Draw-A-Long!

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Before you go any further – to celebrate the publication of The Questioneers: Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion – the third installment in the chapter book series by bestselling duo Andrea Beaty and David Roberts – there is a very special Iggy Peck draw-a-long by illustrator, David Roberts (@dr.illustration) over on his Instagram. Click on this link to join in! Share your drawings with David using #drawwithdavidroberts #IggyPeck

The Blurb

Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: when he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So, he’s totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice-cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favourite architectural periods. But, something’s not quite right…

Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antiques – which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house’s upkeep – have gone missing. If they can’t find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever. It will take all of Iggy’s knowledge of architecture and the help of the other Questioneers – Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Sofia Valdez – to solve the mystery and find the treasure!

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The Review

Giving the characters from the picture book series illustrated chapter books has created a fabulously fun mystery for newly independent readers that encourages curiosity about the world around them.

From the moment we meet Iggy, he’s dreaming about architecture and the buildings he could design. He’s awe and enthusiasm for the mansion is contagious, and I would love to visit such an inspiring property.

It’s wonderful to see the teamwork of the Questioneers to solve the mystery, with a diverse cast putting their curiosity to the best use to save the day.

David Roberts brings both the characters and settings to life in his distinctive style, capturing the friendship and intrigue at the heart of the story.

Anyone inspired by the themes in the story will be delighted by the facts on architecture, cats, ice-cream (including how to make your own) and Ida Bell Wells.

Great for children venturing out into chapter books on their own, and those who love their fiction grounded in fact.

The Questioneers: Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Abrams – Amulet Books, £8.99) available now.

Huge thanks to Abrams for sending me a copy and inviting me to be part of the blog tour. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops.

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