Terry at The Letterpress Project has written a SPOOKtacular review of Colin Mulhern’s Buttercup Sunshine sequel; Buttercup Sunshine and the House on Hangman’s Hill
Back in June 2018, I reviewed the first instalment of the Buttercup Sunshine series,Â Buttercup Sunshine and the Zombies of Dooooom, which was great fun and promised a sequel for the Spring of 2019. Well, here it is â€“Â Buttercup Sunshine and the House on Hangmanâ€™s Hill.
If you read the first book, youâ€™ll be delighted to know that author, Colin Mulhern has cooked up this one using pretty much the same recipe. In fact, he uses the cunning device of continuing on from the original (and leaving this one with an open-ended thread to be picked up in the next) and spinning a new adventure that references the previous one. But donâ€™t be concerned if youâ€™re coming to this one first because thereâ€™s a very handy catch-up at the beginning and I canâ€™t imagine it will tax anyone in terms of getting to grips with the story.
This rollicking story, complete with entirely appropriate goofy illustrations comes from Maverick Arts Publishing and will be a suitable distraction from the new school yearÂ for younger readers who donâ€™t mind some scares mixed in with their comedy.