Destiny Ink: Sleepover Surprise

Destiny Ink: Sleepover Surprise

By Author / Illustrator

Adeola Sokunbi

Genre

Friends and family

Age range(s)

5+

Publisher

Nosy Crow

ISBN

9781805132318

Format

Paperback / softback

Published

06-06-2024

Synopsis

A brilliant new highly-illustrated chapter book series for 5+ readers. Destiny uses her creativity to overcomes her worries. Perfect for readers moving on from Tom Percival's Big Bright Feelings picture books and fans of Jojo & Gran Gran.


Destiny can't wait to go for her first ever sleepover at her best friend's house. But she also can't help feeling a little worried ... they're going to camp outside in the garden - in a tent - but also in the dark! Destiny uses her trusty sketchbook to doodle her ideas and work through her worries. She even draws some monsters but that makes her feel a bit scared again, so she makes a tent in her room to practice in. When she goes to bed, she hears some noises from the tent and finds a monster inside!


But the monster isn't frightening. He's come for a sleepover but he's not sure he's ready. Can Destiny help him? After they try midnight snacks, dressing up and telling stories under the stars, Destiny realises there's nothing to be worried about after all! The next morning, the monster has disappeared, but Destiny is more ready for a sleepover than ever!


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Reviews

Amanda

Destiny Ink: Sleepover Surprise is a brilliant book focused around the fears of the first sleepover. This is something that most children will be able to relate to and sharing this story with them will encourage them to talk about those anxieties.


Worried about the sleepover, Destiny doodles some monsters but, when one of her creations comes to life as a small monster who is worried about a sleepover, they try out their own practice sleepover.  After sharing midnight snacks, dressing up and telling stories under the stars, Destiny realises there's nothing to be worried about after all and she is looking forward to having her first proper sleepover!


Destiny is beautifully drawn with a lovely feelgood storyline and equally relatable illustrations. There is a chance to learn how to draw Destiny at the end of the book and I so wanted to colour in the pictures throughout! This book is perfect to read for pleasure, to share with a class or as a bedtime read.


96 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+

 

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