Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City by Rob Biddulph

Publication Date: 2 September 2021

The Blurb

Some legends are born, some are drawn . . .

Drawing feels like magic to Peanut Jones. But art can’t fix her problems. Her dad has gone missing, and she’s stuck in a boring new school. Until the day she finds a unique pencil turbo-charged with special powers. Suddenly she’s pulled into a world packed with more colour, creativity, excitement and danger than she could ever have imagined. And maybe, just maybe, she might find out what happened to her dad.

The Review

A glorious celebration of imagination and creativity, Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City is a laugh out loud funny adventure with a huge heart.

Highly illustrated throughout, this is exactly the kind of book I would have loved as a child. Short chapters mean just one more could easily extend to three or four more… Dastardly villains, brave heroes, and an eclectic supporting cast in a beautifully created world will have you routing for Peanut and her companions as they work together using their unique skills to tackle every obstacle that comes their way. Creativity, physics and code-breaking are all required to stay one step ahead of Mr White’s Razers.

I particularly enjoyed their adventures through The Strip, and fans of comics and graphic novels will recognise this sector well. Paying homage to a range of artistic styles, readers will pick up knowledge as they journey through Chroma with Peanut, Rockwell and Little-Bit. There is even a glossary at the end for anyone who wants to find out more about the artists we encounter along the way.

And if that isn’t enough, here are some fabulous activities to go with the book, including how to draw Peanut!

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Huge thanks to Macmillan for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for Peanut Jones And The Illustrated City. Do make sure you check out all of the other stops.