Grimhilda! - kindle ebook by Mike Crowl

Grimhilda! - a fantasy for children and their parents, by Mike Crowl

The parents of eight-year-old Toby are so busy living their own lives that they don't have much room for their son. Time after time they leave him with babysitters while they rush out to yet another 'important' engagement. As the story begins, Toby is waiting to meet a new babysitter. When she appears she seems strange and cold, and rather scary,unlike any of his previous babysitters. She hustles Toby off to bed, and makes sure the parents leave the house quickly. Toby goes to sleep but wakes to find that his toys are alive and telling him that the babysitter has kidnapped his parents, and he will need to go and rescue them if he wants to ever see them again. Fortunately, he doesn't have to make the rescue attempt on his own...

Grimhilda! a jam-packed tale of witchy malice and parental foolishness...
Jessie Neilson, in the Otago Daily Times, 3rd May, 2014

An animated storyline brimming with a generous splattering of dry humour and colorful characters, and a pace that affords some time for the narrative to unfold... combine to make this a rollickingly good read for parents and their wee sprogs.

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