A while ago we introduced our readers to the first three books in the Landy series by Veronica Lamond, well you will be very pleased to hear that there are three more Landy books to add to the collection… and we are having a GiveAway!!!
This books are just delightful… for anyone that is hunkering after life with a Landrover these books are a must. Landy and his friend Fender go on all sorts of real adventures and do things that children everywhere would love to be a part of. The illustrations absolutely make the books, page after page that you literally want to climb into and explore. There are all sorts of animals to point out, places to go and things to see, a little bit of cosy home life and lots of exploring… tools and repairs, baking and outdoor life. Really something for everyone. You can meet the Author, Veronica Lamond, and see her delightful artwork on her website here.
Let’s Take a Closer Look
Landy and the Apple Harvest: One evening everyone in the world of Landy is tucked in safely for the night and a wild storm passes through town. The next morning Landy and his owner, Jack, and their dog, Molly, head into town to see if they can help at all with the storm damage. Of course they can, and with a few ups and owns they manage to help an old lady who has had a tree fall on her house. When they are finished helping in town they head home to recover. Back at home they discover that because of the storm, the apple harvest has been blown off the tree and they get to work collecting baskets of apples… and a cosy afternoon of apple baking follows. You should probably have a couple of apples on hand when you read this book… just saying!!!
Fender and the Cliff Rescue: In this story Fender and his owner Dan are driving along the seaside cliffs doing maintenance on the paths, making sure that the paths are safe for all the folk that use them. While they are working in the path a swimmer needs rescuing on the beach and they watch the lifesavers and the rescue helicopter come to the rescue. After all that excitement, they take a break on the cliffs and they are watching puffins through their binoculars, when they suddenly spot Jack who is waving for help. Dan and Fender dash over to discover that Jack’s sheepdog has fallen on the cliffs and needs some help being rescued. Of course it all turns out well… it was a good day for successful rescues.
Landy at the Factory – A Special Edition: Landy receives a real live letter, it is so exciting… you can actually see the letter in the book. It is an invitation to the Defender head quarters to celebrate Landy’s 60th birthday. Jack gets to work immediately and they spend a few days getting Landy ship-shape for the cross-country event and they head out across the countryside, on highways and byways towards the celebration. As they eventually arrive at the factory, Jack takes a wrong turn and he and Landy find themselves on quite an adventure as they rollick along the Land Rover testing track… Eventually they make it to the factory and they get to explore the inner workings of factory life as well as meet the first ever Land Rover, Huey. While they were they they realised that Landy had an oil leak… so up onto the ramps for repairs. There was a huge cake to celebrate the birthday, but the story wasn’t over yet. Jack was spared the cross-country drive home, because he and Landy got to go home together on an auto-transporter.
We have a collection of these three books to GiveAway to a lucky reader. This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment before the end of play on 1 May 2017 and tell us where you would like to go on a Land Rover adventure. 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 publishers Struik Nature and Penguin 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.