#BookReview: Happyland: A Fairy Tale in Two Parts, by Tes Mekonnen

Publication date: July 4, 2017

Pages: 150 – includes illustrations

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Would you like to court me to Happyland?” Prince Gobbledygook asks Lily Marshmallow and himself. Therein the journey begins to find Happyland. Follow him as he tries to define happiness with a little help from his friends, Big Wig Sophisticated Pig, Brutus Beaujolais and Cornelius Wordbook, a book-for-a-head English gentleman. Prince Gobbledygook duels, loses his ladylove, regains his original name and gains a friendship that will last for four forever. Will they make it to Happyland?


I don’t know how to start this review, but only because I don’t know what should I say first. I guess I should start with the cover. Isn’t it just awesome?! It’s my favorite so far. 

Why should you read this book? Because it’s like a funny love story that would keep you at the edge of the bed/chair for as long as you’ll read it.  It’s not too long because, well, it’s a nowadays fairy tale, or that’s how I want to name it. Also, please don’t think that it’s a story you should read to your kids because it isn’t. 

What I loved the most about this book is that there are morals at every turn. And you’ll have to read it in order to understand me as I don’t want to spoil anything. 

I would also name this story as a piece of art because of the way it was created. Tes Mekonnen knows how to say a story, how to create it and how to make up new words, haha. I am sure you will enjoy his creation, especially if you like the story of Alice in Wonderland. 

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