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Blog Tour: Brilliant Baxter At The Funfair By Carol Cordrey

**We were gifted an copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own**

Today I’m thrilled to be taking part in the publication tour for brand new Children’s picture book Brilliant Baxter at the Funfair by Carol Cordrey. Thank you to Faye from Authoright and Clink Street Publishing for gifting me a copy of the book and allowing me to take part.

About The Book

An exciting visit to the Funfair for Eliza, her grandmother, Grinny, and their much loved Labrador, Brilliant Baxter. This story’s easy rhyme and vibrant illustrations are certain to delight both children and adults.


Brilliant Baxter at the Funfair is a short, easy to read book ideal for sharing with little ones and perfect for those beginning to read independently. It tells the story of Eliza as she spends a fun day out with her Grinny and lovable furry sidekick Baxter at the funfair. However, Baxter is more than your average dog, he has a sixth sense for danger, which thankfully helps avert disaster on the carousel , leaving the group to enjoy the rest of their day.

This book is written using simple language and rhyme with only four lines per page, perfect for those who won’t sit for long stories! The illustrations provided by Tim Bulmer are wonderfully vibrant and depict the story perfectly, adding a little something extra to an already delightful tale. We really enjoyed sharing this one together and it’s certain to be a real hit with any youngster, especially if they happen to have a weakness for dogs!!


About The Author

Carol Codrey has a strong history within the art world, starting out as an Art columnist before becoming an Art Editor for Sheengate Publishing Ltd. For Guildford Borough Council she created and marketed the annual Guildford Calendar for five years. She was also an Art Columnist and Critic and then Art Editor for Run Wild Media Ltd. She was on the judging panel for the annual international Wildlife Artist of the Year competition for five years. She has also written art features for the Home supplement of the Financial Times, the NADFAS Magazine – now re-titled The Art Society Magazine – and the National Trust Magazine. She has been repeatedly invited to be the sole judge of the Post Office and British Telecom Art Club’s annual art exhibition. She is a longstanding member of the Royal Automobile Club and has written varied features about the Club’s art collection for its members’ magazine, Pell Mell & Woodcote. She was also the founder and co-creater for six years of the annual and unique London International Ice Sculpting Festival.

During the past eighteen months, Carol has fused her experiences of family life with her combined love of writing and art. The results are a series of short story books for young children, written in rhyme and illustrated by a successful artist and illustrator who has brought the characters to life. The books are ideally suited to children of pre-school age as well as to early readers as she is very enthusiastic about encouraging all children to develop a love of language and art. Carol is married and has two adult daughters.

Author Links: Twitter

Brilliant Baxter At The Funfair is available to purchase now from Amazon*

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