Author: Sophie Dahl Illustrator: Lauren O’Hara Publisher: Walker Books
I liked this book a lot. It’s about Madame Badobedah, who is an old woman and maybe a villain, being friends in the end with a little girl called Mabel. The pictures in the book were very pretty and I liked the pictures of the mermaids. My favourite part was when Mabel and Madame Badobedah pretended they were on a pirate ship on her bed.
– Delilah Brown, aged 5
The book was good because it kept me guessing what was going to happen next. My favourite character was the tortoise because it was really funny when he ran in the corridor like a dizzy chicken. The illustrations were really good. I loved the picture of the Mermaid Hotel. I want to be Mabel because then I can visit Mermaids.
– Neive Young, aged 8