Friday Pick{ture Book} #9: The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble: Angela Mitchell & Sarah Horne (Maverick Arts Publishing, 2012)

The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble: Angela Mitchell & Sarah Horne
(Maverick Arts Publishing, 2012)

How can you not like a book that starts with a princess’s 89th birthday? And is illustrated by Sarah Horne? Hilarious and subversive, this book is a delight for children and their adults.

“I. SAY. THIS. JELLY. DOESN’T. WOBBLE!” screeched the Princess hysterically. She prodded the jelly again and again… and again. It didn’t wobble!

Princess Lolly is distraught that her special birthday jelly won’t wobble, but the jelly doesn’t want to be eaten and refuses to. All the guests try different ways to make it wobble but nothing works until the smallest guest has a brilliant idea. This is a wonderful story, perfectly pitched and illustrated. Lots of scope for silly voices while reading and much (slightly gruesome if you think about it) humour. Look at the princess’s badge! 🙂


Maverick are fairly new on the children’s picture book scene, and we’ve been lucky to also review The Fearsome Beastie and The Dog Detectives Lost in London already (with Grandma Bendy still to come), given this selection they are definitely a name to look out for and are collecting an amazing array of talent.

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble by Maverick Arts Publishing for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.

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2 responses to “Friday Pick{ture Book} #9: The Jelly That Wouldn’t Wobble

  1. Guess what book I am planning to buy my Grandma for her 89th birthday in a few years’ time? I am sure this is the jelly with the most personality in a book, ever. Should get a best supporting character award.
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