Thursday, 1 December 2011

8+: DreamWorks Puss in Boots: The Novel - Lara Bergen

Release Date: 10/11/11


Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Join in Puss on his swashbuckling adventure, in this purr-fect novel for young readers. Based on the film, it includes 8 pages of colour photos to help you re-live the fun!


When you’re talking about a film to book translation, it’s often a fine line between giving the reader the experience that they want and getting the story over. Lara has done this not only extremely well but allowed the magic and fun of the Shrek Universe to creep through in the adaptation.

It has all the hallmarks that I look for as an adult, a fun script, cracking characters (in some cases more than others, yes I mean you Humpty), and a plot that moves at a steady pace to allow the whole experience to be enjoyed time and again by those who love a good story as well as a good film. Add to this a wonderful sense of pace alongside prose which makes this title a great adaptation and will allow the owner to have a lot of fun in the world of books. I really can’t wait to see it now.

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