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Book of the Week: The Landy Series… A GiveAway…

February 24th, 2016 · 25 Comments

We just discovered Landy, in fact the whole series. Delightful picture books all about land rovers and the great outdoors.

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The Landy series is a series of books written by Veronica Lamond

Published by Penguin Random House South Africa.

These books are solid hardback stories, with a whole lot of wholesome themes going on… all the good things that make friendship great, without being twee and did I mention the great outdoors. They are very readable and will totally appeal to all potential farmers, animal lovers, environmentalists, fishermen and mechanics. The illustrations totally make the books, so many details… what’s in that tool box or tackle box, roadworks and the farmyard, how to change a tyre and camping, basically cool crisp countryside and lots of the great outdoors. You can read about Landy, and his author, Veronica Lamond at her website.

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Photo Credit: Penguin Random House, South Africa

Let’s Meet the Books

Landy: The Landrover is found abandoned and is then repaired and restored back to life. The first book takes place in a farmyard and is full of lovely farm life and everything to do with car repairs, of course.

Fender: The next book in the series, Fender… introduces Landy’s best friend… who lives at the seaside and does exciting projects like beach clean-ups, and they rescue a seal pup too. This story is filled with lovely seaside illustrations…

Landy’s New Home: Back to the farmyard and Landy’s new home in the country. In this story all the farm animals get new homes, a coop, a sty and so on. Everyone except Landy gets a new home, until there is a wild thunderstorm and then Landy gets a great shed and his own new home too.

Fender’s Day at the Harbour: And finally, Fender gets to stay on the quay, while the drivers go off on a fishing trip… Unfortunately Fender gets a puncture at a critical moment… and they are very nearly home late for tea.

The GiveAway

The youngest one of us really loves these books and has been carrying them around everywhere… and we have two of the series to GiveAway. This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment before the end of play on 29 February 2016 and tell us if you would prefer a countryside or seaside kind of landrover. We will draw and publish the winners in the Fabulous Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway. Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!

We would like to thank the publishersPenguin Random House South Africa who supplied us with copies of the books to review and giveaway. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sharlene // Feb 24, 2016 at 3:08 am

    These books look delightful! I would like the harbour one since we live on an island.
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  • 2 Nurah // Feb 24, 2016 at 6:11 am

    A countryside land rover for me! Thank You

  • 3 Jo // Feb 24, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I’m sure my kids would love to be introduced to a new series! Thank you for hosting another giveaway– I think Landy’s New Home looks great.

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  • 4 cat@jugglingact // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

    A seaside one of course! Love the sea. L would love these -= he has just learned to read English
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  • 5 Shamima // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    My little boy would love these books. He loves to fix cars. He would love the countryside Landy please. Thank you.

  • 6 Heide Goodman // Feb 24, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The seaside series look brilliant. Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful books

  • 7 Nicola // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thank you so much for your book reviews – we have picked up some real favourites through your book reviews. The Landy series sounds as if it would be a real hit in our home – the countryside Landy looks great!

  • 8 Cassey // Feb 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Seaside ftw! 🙂
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  • 9 Corli // Feb 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Yes thank you for Landy books!
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  • 10 Erin M // Feb 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I prefer a countryside Landy adventure. When I saw these books, I thought of my nephew who loves all sorts of vehicles. I think he would enjoy these.

  • 11 Sanna // Feb 24, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I think the countryside one would suit my nephew

  • 12 Ann // Feb 24, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I would LOVE to win one of these, I know a very special little boy whose family are all Landrover-Lovers and have always lived in rough Northern Mozambique, and I would love to give this to him!

  • 13 cilla // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Ooo… these look fab! My brother and his family would love the countryside green lAndy book to remind them of a special Landrover that he once owned.

  • 14 Emily // Feb 25, 2016 at 1:51 am

    I would go for a countryside land rover. We live about 1500km from an ocean!

  • 15 Ellen // Feb 25, 2016 at 11:36 am

    My boys will LOVE this series it’s so hard to choose we love the countryside and the seaside!

  • 16 dvs // Feb 25, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    My grandson enjoys cars and trucks; so would enjoy especially the countryside one!

  • 17 Marilyn // Feb 25, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Our grandchildren would love these books! I think the seaside one would be perfect.

  • 18 Kim // Feb 25, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Seaside Landy for us – going away next weekend with the ocean almost on our doorstep!

  • 19 Claire // Feb 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Both look lovely, so don’t really mind but seaside one would great – my kids love the sea

  • 20 Janina // Feb 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    my nephew a big Landy fan would love the countryside one 🙂

  • 21 Marc // Feb 28, 2016 at 9:10 am

    country side!

  • 22 Michellle // Feb 28, 2016 at 9:11 am


  • 23 Charmaine // Feb 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I would definitely say the seaside, my granddaughter loves it

  • 24 Helen // Feb 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, these look lovely! It’s hard to choose, but I think I will go with seaside.

  • 25 Karen // Feb 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

    We currently live at the coast and are about to move to the other side of the country…so the seaside version would be great as a reminder of our time here. Thanks! Karen

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