Book Review: Five Forget Mother’s Day By Enid Blyton/Bruno Vincent

Blurb: Enid Blyton’s books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Aunt Fanny how much she means to them.

Join Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog as they try to celebrate Mother’s Day with Aunt Fanny. George has past form in forgetting – not least her mum’s birthday and Christmas presents – so tensions are running high even for the charged normality of their mother/daughter bond.
But things go from bad to worse when Fanny comes to stay, with relations strained almost to breaking point. Can the Five save the day, and will Uncle Quentin get involved?

Review: Having read and loved Five go Parenting I had been looking to read more of the Enid Blyton for grown ups series, when I realised this title was due for publication on my birthday it felt like a proper birthday present.

I loved Enid Blyton as a kid and this made me so happy. On my birthday itself my brother messaged me saying what book is out today and he came home with Five Forget Mother’s Day. It’s safe to say I was over the moon by my extra birthday treat.

What I truly love about these books are you get Enid’s characters and the essence of her way of writing (which Bruno Vincent does perfectly) but with technology and the now. The fives what’sapp group sounds a lot like our family chat and it made me laugh especially as even the way each family member is different and there is always one in the group who reads yet never comments ha.

I don’t really remember what Aunt Fanny was like and it’s intrigued me again having read this. As when she comes to stay some of the things she says are rather rude although it’s as if she doesn’t realise how personal she is being ha.

I loved this story, it wasn’t your average forgetting of an occasion it was pure comedy and what actually was the best Mother’s Day present for Aunt Fanny will actually surprise you.

I can’t wait to delve into more of these short and sweet treats. This is what my collection looks like so far. 

Have you devoured any of the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series if so I would love to hear your thoughts?


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