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Runaway Cone

Authored by Morag Hood
Illustrated by Morag Hood
Published by Pan Macmillan

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Digger, Traffic Light and the cones are all ready to start the roadworks one morning when they notice that something is wrong… Gary has gone missing. What has happened to Gary? They search left and right, high and low, but it’s no use. Can they find Gary all by themselves? Or do they need to ask for help? What’s going to happen when they find him?With a twist at the end that will leave readers excited for more, this laugh-out-loud mystery adventure makes for a brilliant read for young readers who love construction machines and outdoor adventures!

I read Runaway Cone to my nephew who is three and he absolutely loved the characters in the story and was really engaged in the search for Gary! He is a particular fan of diggers so he loved the fact that one of the main characters was a digger who was looking for his beloved friend. The digger also shows a range of emotions throughout the story and it was a nice illustration for him to understand why the digger was showing different emotions at different points in the story.

We both found the story fun and loved the twist at the end! There are various transport methods that the cones travel with during the story which makes the story come alive! It was a relief to find Gary and the illustrations portray the view from the helicopter very well, we felt we were in the story searching for Gary.

A great fun book with fantastic illustrations that will keep children asking for it to be read again and again. We loved it and would recommend for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years.