Mango & Bambang by Polly Faber – Book Review

Mango & Bambang by Polly Faber – Book Review

Mango and Bambang superstar Tapir by Polly Faber

Mango & Bambang
Book Four – Superstar Tapir

Author – Polly Faber
Illustrator – Clara Vulliamy
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 144
Released – 4th January 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1406378375
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book


Mango and Bambang reach for the stars in the fourth book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl and a tapir.

Described by The Sunday Times as having “real charm … reminiscent of Paddington”, these books are modern classics. Both Mango and Bambang are left star-struck when Bambang’s cousin comes to town with Hollywood actress Minty Verbena. But when disaster strikes, Bambang is the true star of the show. Superstar Tapir is Book Four in this delightful series for younger readers.

Review 2017

A little girl named Mango and her best friend Tapir get up to lots of adventures in this lovely little children’s book. The book is split into four stories, Snow Day, A Night at the Fair, Rocket to the Moon and A Tiny Tapir’s Tears, which all follow on from one another.

Superstar Tapir is the fourth book in the series. Whilst I haven’t read the other three, it didn’t really matter as this book could be read as a stand-alone.

The illustrations are all in black, white and a mustard yellow colour to match the front cover. Some are full page, others are dotted around the writing. They are all perfectly drawn and make the book stand out. They will also help children visually imagine the fun the two friends are having.

The book was a sweet, easy, laid back read, over four amusing stories. Although the Tapir can talk, this is not fairy-tale, it is a book about a clever young girl and her best friend enjoying lots of adventures. The two clearly have a lovely friendship.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Polly Faber

Polly Faber is a children’s-book blogger and volunteer reading helper through the charity Beanstalk. With her family, she looks after her very own tiny free library outside their house in North London.

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