Kid’s Book Review: A Midsummer Nights’s Drama

Kid’s Book Review: A Midsummer Nights’s Drama

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

Bill the Bear lives with his friends in the woods and writes brilliant plays for The Glade Theatre. His latest play is a huge success, but then the problems start . . .


Louie Stowell author

Louie Stowell  worked as a copywriter, cartoonist, PR and in-house fiction writer, and was Publisher at Ladybird/Penguin Random House before writing full-time. Her 2019 debut, The Dragon in the Library, was followed by The Monster in the Lake in 2020 and The Wizard in the Wood in 2021. Otherland, a standalone middle-grade novel, followed in 2021. The first book in her series, Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good, was an instant bestseller.

Isobel Lundie is an illustrator and designer with a first-class honours degree from Kingston University in illustration and animation.  Isobel uses varied materials such as collage papers, pencil, ink and digital media, and is particularly interested in how exciting, colourful and distinctive artwork and interactive elements can transform stories for children.



Book Review

I loved looking at the map and the other illustrations because it's set in the forest and there is a treehouse

This bedtime story was fantastic. It is my favourite book because there are different animals: a fox, a rabbit, a squirrel and Bill the Bear.

I like all the names of the characters. My favourite animal is the fox because in Act One she plays the fairy queen and I love everything about fairies. She is also very kind and doesn’t tell Bill off like the Queen Bee.

The story was interesting. Bill did really well with his play. I liked the happy ending when Bill finally got to sleep because he was so tired.

I loved looking at the map and the other illustrations because it’s set in the forest and there is a treehouse. They are also very bright and colourful.

I think my school friends will like this book. It’s definitely a 10/10 from me:)

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Anna
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: Sparkly things, chocolate, princesses and ballet
  • Dislikes: Gravy and cabbage
  • Favourite book: You Choose Fairy Tales by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart
  • Favourite song: Shake it Off by Taylor Swift