The castle in the middle of Ibb’s town, is the very last one of its kind. The others have crumbled away over the years. But no-one dares to go near the castle. No one goes in, no one comes out. And the guard stands atop the tower, watching everyone walk past.
Ibb is curious.
But. She has also been warned – tales of snakes, of monsters, of giants surround the castle – it really does sound scary. But. What if it isn’t?
Ibb is a delightfully curious, independent character, we loved how Mark Pett conveyed her. With a myriad of brilliantly different clothes each day, he really captures the spirit of her character.
Ibb plucks up her some courage and knocks on the door of the castle.
Oh no! Maybe everyone was right after all. But then an invitation arrives, and from them on things begin to change.
The Very Last Castle, from Travis Jonker & Mark Pett, is a story about compassion, about curiosity about understanding. Beautifully told, it’s is a wonderful read out loud tale.