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Morgan & Cwtch

Last January we reviewed the lovely Morgan's Magic Moon by Christopher Parry. I was sold on the striking illustrations and the smooth flow of the rhyme, and Marianna was thrilled by the idea of a red headed protagonist with a small canine sidekick - just like her and my mum's dog!

So, today, I'm really pleased to be able to share a review of the next book in the series, Morgan & Cwtch. Cwtch, the name of the story's super cute dog, is a Welsh word for which there is no literal translation, but is basically a cuddly, snuggly kind of a hug.

As I said last time around, I absolutely love the stylized illustrations and the bright colour palette used by Jordan Brown. I am notoriously picky about the artwork in children's books - quietly swapping out books for editions with subjectively better illustrations is practically a full time hobby these days! - so that's no faint praise.

Morgan & Cwtch Illustrations

As for the story itself, the blurb sums it up well with: What do you do when there's fish at the window and you are under the sea? You open the door and begin to explore. Follow Morgan and Cwtch on their underwater adventures and how they come to the rescue of one of their new friends. This is a delightful children's story about helping others in need.

The story is easy to follow and, like its predecessor, the rhyme flows easily off the tongue - so important when a faltering syllable might seem like nothing until you've had to read a story twenty times over. I love that the central message is about helping others too. It sets up an easy in for further discussion without overly hammering the point home.

This time around Marianna was even able to join in with the reading; I really liked that Cwtch the dog's speech was highlighted with large letters - it provided the perfect starting point for Marianna to chip in and sound words out. The layout and text are both attractive and clear, which make it a joy to read even with little fingers wanting to trace out your progress.

Morgan & Cwtch by Christopher Parry

Marianna says: I liked it. My favourite bit was when they met the mermaid. And I liked the dog because he was really nice. He reminded me of Molly.

To pick up a copy for yourself, head on over to gwales.com where softcover copies are available for £4.99. Alternatively, fill out the Gleam widget below to get up to five chances to win one:

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Morgan & Cwtch Story Book by Chris Parry



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  1. The Treasure Hunters by Enid Blyton

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  2. My favourite was Winnie the pooh, a timeless classic

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  3. The Secret Seven was my favourite childhood book.

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  4. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.

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  5. It was a book called Timothy and Friends, my grandad would read it to me and my sisters whenever we stayed over.

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  6. I had the ladybird books when I was little

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  7. i loved the 'spot the dog' books x

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  8. My mum read us the Hobbit and I thought it was magical and loved it, can't really remember many other books as a child as I had a car accident at 13 and lost most of my memory! I get bits back, like little snapshots, every so often, but I've lost most of my childhood xx

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  9. The adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle, Enid Blyton

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  10. Michelle Ferguson3 March 2020 at 14:06

    I loved the BFG

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  11. I had so many one of my favourites was the topsy and Tim books

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  12. loved any Famous Five books

    CAROLINE WATSON

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  13. Anything Enid Blyton especially the Enchanted Wood and Faraway Tree stuff!

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  14. Little Grey Men by BB or anything by Enid Blyton

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  15. Always loved Famous five books

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  16. I absolutely loved all of the Brer Rabbit books.

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  17. The Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton

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  18. I loved Folk of The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. So magical x

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  19. I had the ladybird books when I was little

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  20. My favourite book has always been The Hobbit since I was a child. I love the fantasy elements to it.

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  21. It was an old book with pictures of fairies named after flowers. I looked at it over and over until it fell apart 🙈

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  22. Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton - I still have my well thumbed cooy

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  23. My favourite book as a child was Fantastic Mr Fox! My own children love it too.

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  24. Mallory towers by Enid Blyton

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  25. snow white and rose red ladybird book

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  26. The Famous Five Series. Thank you.

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  27. My favourite book was ballet shoes

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  28. It was Meg and Mog go to school

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  29. I had a lot of Beatrix Potter books which were all my favourites

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