‘A fantastical story about a troll with a very big appetite and a very frustrated pug. This is worth reading purely to find out how Pete the pug gets his revenge.
The cartoon-like pictures are bright and appealing. Uncle Boll reminds me of a blue version of Shrek but it’s the picture of Pete, that really stand out. I’m not much of a dog lover yet the illustrations of Pete are utterly adorable.
The story itself is sufficiently simple for even the youngest reader to follow with plenty of repetition. I felt increasingly sorry for pug, Pete, whose little belly rumbles as he’s forced to watch the huge troll eat more than would be possible for any human. Perhaps that’s why I loved the twist at the end so very much. (Sorry, I can’t say too much without spoilers but let’s just say that Pete gets his revenge in a very clever way).
(I am, however, considerably older than the target audience and many children will love the rhyme, especially as this often makes it easier for them to learn the text.)‘