Book Review: Mr.Sunnyside: Imagination by CK Gregory

When Tommy, a young boy, is stuck at home on a rainy day with nothing to do, even his mommy can’t help him, especially with breakfast.

An eggstrordinary egg called Mr. Sunnyside comes to his rescue — only Tommy can see him. Mr. Sunnyside saves him from boredom by giving Tommy a lesson in imagination.

Mr. Sunnyside, a delicate egg, shows Tommy a new meaning in life by teaching him how to use his imagination. Buckle up and get ready for an eggciting ride — an adventure of a lifetime when Mr. Sunnyside enters Tommy’s life as a play friend! Tommy’s life will never be the same — he goes from feeling sad to eggcellent!

Tommy is a young boy stuck inside on a rainy day with nothing to do and is bored. Even his mother can’t help him.

Mr Sunnyside appears. Only Tommy can see him.

Soon, Tommy and his new friend delve into imagination and go on an adventure of a lifetime.

This book is so incredibly sweet. Being in my 40’s, I am not its target audience of 1-11 years but I couldn’t help smiling all the way through.

Tommy is a character I believe a lot of children will love and relate to. Many I am sure have or have had imaginary friends at some point, I know I did. Also,  being in the UK, we have our share of rainy, boring days.

Mr Sunnyside is an egg and is a unique imaginary friend. He is very positive and fun.

The illustrations are lovely and not only fit the story well but add to it.

Overall, Mr Sunnyside: Imagination is a unique, sweet, wonderful story that encourages play, positivity and imagination for young readers. I’ll certainly be recommending this book to family and friends who have children.

It’s available as a physical copy and electronically too. It would make a lovely stocking filler for the young, imaginative young reader in your life. Just saying.

I am sure, like me, you’ll fall in love with Tommy and Mr Sunnyside. This book is eggcellent.


About CK Gregory:

Colin Gregory worked in many areas of theatre and the media, both in front and behind the scenes. Now, he is embarking on a new career as a children’s author. This is his first book in a series of eggstra adventures to come!

Say hello to Colin on Twitter and  Facebook.

Mr Sunnyside: Imagination was released by Gatekeeper Books in June 2021. Click to buy on Amazon UK and Amazon US


About Stephanie Richoll: 

Stephanie Richoll is a Florida native jack-of-all-trades artist. Now an established illustrator, painter, and graphic designer, she has worked with several publishers and producers and has illustrated several published children’s books and novels.

She hopes to travel the world, but for now is working with clients all over the world and hopes to continue producing art for amazing projects in the future.


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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