William and the Missing Masterpiece – review and giveaway

The story follow the adventures of William, the international cat of mystery. When the ‘Mona Cheesa’ is stolen from a Paris gallery, it is William’s job to solve the mystery of the missing masterpiece before the ‘Homage to Fromage’ art gala.

The book is written and illustrated by Helen Hancocks, who studied at the Manchester School of Art. Her first book, Penguins in Peril, was the UK’s best selling debut picture book in it’s year of publication.

The book is beautifully and cleverly illustrated, with some really striking and unusual images which gives it an almost cultural feel!


I can’t say I was crazy over the book – the cheese references were completely lost on Harrison and Alex, and they didn’t seem particularly enthralled with it either, making me think this is more suitable for slightly older readers – Harrison is three in just over a month, and the book is suggested for age 3+.

Try it for yourself and see what you think! It is available to purchase from 1st May 2014, but one lucky blog reader can win their very own hardback copy before!

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I was sent a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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