Recommended age: 3+

Stan and Mabel

by Jason Chapman
Stan and Mabel
by Jason Chapman

A dog and a cat, fed up with life in their block of flats, decide to follow a neighbour to Europe to hear her play in a music competition. Along the way they meet other animals who can play musical instruments and together they form an orchestra to appear at the competition themselves.

Funny illustrations and a long-ish story for a picture book, this will delight children and the adults reading to them. You'll all find something new to look at, and to make you smile, each time you pick up this lovely book.

Review date: January 2011