Calpepper’s Place by Trudie Trewin
Published by Windy Hollows
Calpepper had lived in the dessert for all of his memories, but he longed for adventure. On the bus he hops, waving goodbye to the hot hot desert and plodding camel train.
His first adventure involves snow. Calpepper is convinced this is the place for him, until, oops, he lands with a thump and a bump on his hump.
The concrete jungle is his next port of call, but the city is too busy. Calpepper is trampled by an avalanche of shoes and he lands with a thump and a bump on his hump.
Onto the sea for his next adventure. Surely the sea is the place for Calpepper, but the waves prove too fearsome and he lands with a smack and a whack on his back.
Back on the bus, all the way to the hot hot dessert and the plodding camel train, his journey comes full circle, and Calppeper decides the dessert is certainly a camely place indeed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this hilarious journey, as we travel along with Calpepper. With a wonderful repetition that children will delight in predicting, we can’t help but fall in love with this very unlikely camel who longs for adventure.
The water colour illustrations, depict Calpepper’s predicaments so expertly as well as giving the reader a fantastic view of the incredible places that he visits. I particularly loved the little mouse, who follows Calpepper along his adventure, and I know kids will love finding him on every page, as I did.
I am fast becoming a fan of Windy Hollows books and I hope this writer illustrator combination have many more books in store for us.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Trudie Trewin
Illustrator: Donna Gynell
Title: Calpepper’s Place
Publisher: Windy Hollow Books
Published: September 2014