REVIEW: Titch & Mitch, Book 4&5 in a fantastic series

I was very excited to receive the two latest Titch & Mitch books by Garth Edwards to read and review. I have always been something of a sci-fi and fantasty buff and these are right up my street.



The Adventures of Titch and Mitch – Book Four
The Magic Boots.
“My Dear Boots”, said the Mayor,
“Allow me to introduce you to two very nice pixies. Please choose either Titch or Mitch!”.
A lonely pair of magic boot are locked up in a tower and in need of a good home. Titch and Mitch would dearly love to have them, but the boots have other ideas…!
Escaped lions, mercy missions, a turkey with special powers, Christmas chaos and some very strange cheese! The two adventurous pixies take it all in their stride.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Titch and Mitch.

The Adventures of Titch and Mitch – Book Five
The Blue Wizard
“I see  person coming this way… she’s wearing a long black cape… and  pointed hat. She’s looking for two pixies, a turkey and a dog…”.
The Blue Wizard has lost his Singing Kettle! A Singing Kettle can tell the future, and Wiffen has found it. But the future is not looking good for Titch and Mitch and their friends.
Who was searching for them….?
Could it be the Black Witch, up to her evil tricks again?
This time she kidnapped Lucinda, a pixie princess.
Can Titch and Mitch stop her in her tracks?
 Dripping wet and covered intoads, rescuing princesses is a doddle!
At 137 pages and 128 pages long respectfully and filled with delightful pencil-type drawings done by talented illustrator Max Stasyuk, these books are easy to read, quick paced, exciting and keeps you going until the last page. Ok I am not in the target age range for this book (I missed out by a few years ahem), but if I find these this engaging and enteratining I can be pretty confident that younger children will too!
Filled with magic, mayhem and adventure the loveable characters Titch and Mitch get up to all sorts and learn many lessons along the way. Fantastic stories that capture the imagination of the reader and leaves you wanting more!
I would definitely purchase these book, infact the series, for Kieran when he is older and imagine my two nephews aged 9 and 10, both confident readers would love them! A book for boys, girls and all magic lovers!
Rating 5/5

Frugal Family Fun

As you know I’m a bit of frugal (tight?) Mum and prefer not to spend when I don’t need to. This summer we enjoyed many days out and activities, and the majority of them were free, or at least very low cost. Amongst the favourites were the National Rail Museum, York (which for Kieran was like heaven as he is a very keen train enthusiast!), up to the top of Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire to have a picnic and watch the gliders taking off and landing, and best of all (and cheapest) were our family walks! Nothing too challenging, a backpack, paper and crayons for tree rubbings, our own drinks, little bags to collect up our leaves and other fantastic finds and little more. At four, Kieran has a keen mind (and thinks he is Diego!) and is very easily pleased!
Just one of our frugal jaunts
Now unfortunately, being in the UK, not all of our days out were greeted with sunny skies and dry grass and picnic areas for picnics, in fact this was rarely the case so more often that not it was a car picnic or eating out. Eating out, I think, has become increasingly expensive, unless you opt for somewhere, shall we say, less that up to top standard (ie greasy and dirty, with a good chance of indigestion and/or the runs!). I actually like eating out, and can usually stretch a budget to it if our day trips are more frugal than not, and besides…. eating out means someone ELSE does the cooking/preparing and the dishes other than Mummy.
Unfortunately it seems I missed the boat somewhat this summer as I am now aware Pizza Hut do a “Kids Eat Free” offer, which they have now extended until January which means Kieran would get a free two-course meal or kids buffet when an adult meal is purchased. This is a bargain! Pizza Hut for us is a treat as I can have pasta or similar (I do love the pizza but their pasta and salads are to die for!) and Roy is a regular pizza fiend. His motto is the bigger and meatier the better and he really can pig out. Like I said I missed the boat on this one over the summer but with it being extended we will definitely be taking advantage as our weekends are now sacred as Kieran is now full time at school (sob!) so we don’t get the time together during the day that we did.
Pizza hut offer
Full terms and condition and more about this offer can be found at: http://bit.ly/drSGbv
Enjoy – we certainly will lol! (Diet starts in January so multiple helpings are allowed for now!)!
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