Title: Ceri & Deri: Pudding for Dessert (Ceri & Deri #8)
Author: Max Low
Illustrator: Max Low
Genre: Children’s picture book
Book format: Paperback
Description: Ceri and Deri are well known for having a sweet tooth and like visiting both Delwen’s Domain of Desserts and Peredur’s Pudding Palace. But one day Delwen and Peredur have an argument – which are best, puddings or desserts?
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: Friends Ceri and Deri love to visit both Delwen’s Domain of Desserts and Peredur’s Pudding Palace for some sweet treats, but when they arrive at the two shops which stand next to each other, they find Delwen and Peredur arguing over what is better pudding or desserts. This book is a lovely paperback, wider than an A4 piece of paper and with thick matt pages filled with some text and some very lovely and colourful illustrations.
I love what happens in this story. Ceri and Deri don’t want Delwen and Peredur to argue and try to stop them, but this just leads to more arguments and more and more of the townsfolk end up getting involved in arguing which is better pudding or desserts. I love some of the funny and silly insults and put downs they give each other. I don’t want to give away the whole story, but it’s not until they start throwing all the nice puddings and dessert treats at each other that something brilliant happens that leads to a happy ending for all. While the story is about a simple argument over what is better pudding or dessert, the book does a good job of showing children how arguments like this can be resolved peacefully and how you don’t need to be angry or pick a side in certain situations.
I really love the illustrations and how bold and fun they look. There are illustrations on every page with some text on the side and all of the characters look very colourful. You can see their expressions well and I love how different everyone looks, even having green or blue skin. The illustrations feature very thick outlines and there’s just something about the illustration style on the whole, and especially the pictures of the desserts and puddings, that just look so great and fun.
This is the first Ceri and Deri book I’ve read in the series and I can’t wait to see more. The story is so fun and the resolution at the end is just so perfect, brilliant and clever too! It’s a good ending and a story with a great message for children and it’s one I’d recommend.
What do you think of this book? Have you or your children read any other books in the Ceri & Deri series? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂