The Incredible Hotel by Kate Davies – Book Review

The Incredible Hotel by Kate Davies – Book Review

The Incredible Hotel by Kate Davies

The Incredible Hotel

Author – Kate Davies
Illustrator – Isabelle Follath
Publisher – Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Pages – 40
Released – 7th January 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1786031969
Format – paperback, hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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If you ever go to great city of Delaunay, take a left at the Duchess’s palace and cross the Bridge of Spires, and here you will find The Incredible Hotel. Everything runs like clockwork, thanks to Stefan the kitchen porter, who brews the coffee every morning, and dreams of being a chef. Until the morning of the Grand Ball, when a fire starts in the kitchen just as the Duchess of Delaunay arrives… can Stefan save the day?

With a style that evokes Wes Anderson-esque imaginary worlds, this is a timeless tale to read again and again from the award winning illustrator of ‘JOY’. Each time you read it you will notice new details – look out for the cat and mouse hiding on every page, who have their own little story to tell!

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At the Incredible Hotel, everything runs like clockwork. All the staff knows their roles which keeps the magnificent hotel working perfectly. On the anniversary of the hotel’s one-hundredth birthday, the hotel manager decides to throw a lavish party.

He invites the Duchess of Delaunay, a very picky woman who is known for having hotels closed down that don’t meet her requirements. She wants dancing and a huge profiterole tower. Stefan the Kitchen Porter loves to cook and tries to offer his help to the chef, but she puts him down, so he heads home to make his own profiterole tower.

The next morning, the day of the party, the place doesn’t work like clockwork and a fire even breaks out. What will the Duchess have to say and who can save the hotel from being closed down by her?

The Incredible Hotel is a fabulous children’s book featuring a very grand hotel that looks amazing. The plot focuses on the Kitchen Porter Stefan who loves his job but he wants more from life, he wants to be a chef but seen as he is just a Kitchen Porter he is laughed at.

The book is not only about this magnificent hotel and its staff but about believing in your dreams and not letting anyone laugh at you and tell you that you can’t do something that you truly want to.

The illustrations throughout are superb. You have to look closely to see all the intricate detail and wait until you see the profiterole tower, it is mouthwatering, and I don’t even like profiteroles!!

The book is so beautiful and really is an adorable read.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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6 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds as sweet as well as entertaining

  2. This sounds like it’s a ton of fun. I love books for this age group!

  3. Ashleigh says:

    Sounds fun, glad you enjoyed it

  4. sounds like a great read.

  5. vidya says:

    oh i already know i will love this!! thanks for the intro 🙂

  6. Robin Loves Reading says:

    This sounds delightful.