Subtitle: Book 1
By: Tim Harris
Illustrated by: James Foley
Genre: YFQ - Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Penguin
Published: 6 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9780143795421


Pf Book Of The Month

Toffle Towers is about to be inherited by the next generation.

Chegwin Toffle is only ten years old. But he isn't going to let that stop him from turning this run-down hotel into a success. Chegwin is determined to transform Toffle Towers from a boring hotel for grown-ups into an incredibly exciting destination for children (and their families).

But running a hotel isn't easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn't helping.

Chegwin has plenty of ideas. But can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality?


Chegwin is a dreamer who is very easily distracted and who has a hard time at school. Not only do the other kids not associate with him, but his teacher clearly dislikes him too! He is a sensitive and caring boy, and really just wants people to be nice.

So when a letter arrives for Chegwin and he is told he has inherited a hotel, he jumps at the chance of a new adventure. It couldn't possibly be worse than being at school without any friends!

His parents support him and so they move to Toffle Towers. The only problem is, the hotel hasn’t had a customer in a very long time and the money is fast running out. Can Chegwin and his crazy ideas turn this place around and save the jobs of all the staff?

This is a fun read about thinking outside the square and using your imagination, the importance of friends and family, all with some mystery thrown in too!

Readers aged 8+ will be eagerly awaiting the next instalment of this new series.

Reviewed by Sam