Friday 8 May 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 at Amber's Library featuring **The Beast of Buckingham Palace** by David Walliams PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins and VE75 Celebrations

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Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish.

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Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 ©BionicBasil®Amber

As mew can see I was not best purrleased yesterday; as some-purrdy not mentioning any names Smooch grassed me up to Parsley about using his purrsonal funds to buy more books and Parsley was not a happy camper, but anyhoo as mew can see I'm vehemently denying any fiscal misappropriation, and Smooch I'll be having a word with mew on the down-low dude, mew have been warned!

So dearest library visitors today is a special day at it's the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII aka VE75, so today at BBHQ we're having a little pawty and mew're all invited.

Here's the 6ft by 4ft banner we got the P.A. to make...

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 ©BionicBasil® VE 75 Banner

... we didn't manage to get a decent photo of it when it was hanging in the showroom window **big sigh** as it was so sunny yesterday and the reflection off the glass made it impossible, so this is a picture prior to sewing it together.  Anyhoo it looked epic in the showroom and the P.A. hung the huge poppies in the other windows with bunting and put red, white and blue balloons across the entire front the of the forecourt and the Union Jack flag was put on the flag post.

Then we decorated at BBHQ, and in the window where the bear hunt teddies have been hanging out, we made a really fun display with the mini flags and have the Woodland Furiends Crew flying the flags, which looks really fun, here's the pic from inside...

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 ©BionicBasil®Woodland Furriends Crew

From left to right:

Montgomery Mole, Scarlett Squirrel, Burtram Badger, Loxton the Fox, Miss Owlie Owl and Prickles the Hedgepig. I had to lend the P.A. some of my books to sit them on, which is ok as I'm charging her rent, an extortionate amount - well I'm a librarian and I need new books, they don't come for free! MOL

So we hope mew have a great celebration and if mew're in the vicinity stop by, or stop by our Instagram page and say hi there.

This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I just finished _______________________________.
2. I am hoping to start ______________________________.
3. _________ is my idea of success.
4. When I can’t sleep, I _________.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I just finished planting my mums veg garden.

2. I am hoping to start putting all The B Team blog adventures into novels this year.

3. Loving what you do is my idea of success.

4. When I can’t sleep, I get up and read something really boring.

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
Amber's Actual Library Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

This week I'm sharing...

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 ©BionicBasil® The Beast of Buckingham Palace - Amber's Library Copy
Amber's Library Copy

The Beast of Buckingham Palace


David Walliams

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

It is 2120 and London is in ruins.
The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace but when strange goings-on breaches its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters.

This is my furst David Walliams novel and what a lovely surprise - well done Melvyn mew really picked a winner

Fudge upon hearing how good this book tried to usurp it right from under my furry nose while I was pondering my review in the catservatory - can mew believe that? Just look at the blatantness of it...

Feline Fiction on Fridays #131 ©BionicBasil® The Beast of Buckingham Palace -  Fudge trying to Usurp Amber's Copy

... I put him right back in his place and revoked his library card for the foreseeable future!

Anyhoo, this is such a fun kids book; its got bad guys, evil plots, beasties and those who thought they had no power or courage finding bucket loads of it when needed. There's oodles of excitement and adventure, friendship, loyalty and obviously some hairy moments too.

It's not complicated and is a rather an easy read, the hardback is full of fun illustrations which are of a somewhat similar style to Roald Dahl's classic books, so if mew're a fan of Dahl, try this.

A great pressie for ages 7 and up, this is a fun kids story and sure to purrlease even the fussiest of readers.  A purrfect lockdown read!

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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Age Range: 7 - 12 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren' sBooks 

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I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time

Keep calm and read on.


Amber xox

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too. There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've got some new BrainTraining posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we'll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

If mew want to see more of what's been happening at BBHQ since the lockdown began, check out our Instagram feed where mew can see our daily diary and exclusive videos that we don't put here on the blog.

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  1. They celebrated the 75th liberation day in The Netherlands, my cousin showed us on her FB page.
    And when I still lived at home before I got married the Dutch peeps there used to always hang out their Dutch or orange flags if they had one. I have one..and I totally forgot to fly it, sheesh.

    Interesting book, Amber:)
    You know what? Petcretary often works with a nurse named Amber!

  2. The PA has done a great display for VE Day. We have got our Union Flags out along the top of the fence. We have no near neighbours, but the people taking their daily exercise around the lanes will see them.
    BTW, did you know it is only a Union Jack when flown at sea? All other times it is called the Union Flag.We didn't know until we were talking to the Captain during a cruise and he told us that Jack is the name given to a national maritime flag.

  3. Happy VE75 everyone, you're display is super cool. We enjoyed your book review too sweet Amber!

  4. Amber, you are supposed to get first crack at ANY BOOK! How dare they?!?

  5. Happy VE Day(Victory Day). Did you know the Russian areas celebrate it on May 9.

  6. Great book review, Amber.

    Love the fill-ins.

    Reading a boring book is a great way to fall asleep.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. My best to your mom. ♥

  7. We love having so many moggie furiends because we get to celebrate VE day with you all!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  8. Happy VE Day! Amber, I think you should be allowed to spend as much as you want on books. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. How kind of you to plant you mum's garden. Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. Your VE day display looks great! Smooch better watch out. šŸ˜¹

  10. Happy belated VE Day! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your novels will be so fun. Do you plan on publishing them? I hope you do! Purrs!


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