Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story is the second, stand-alone prequel novella to Robert Bryndza’s smash-hit Coco Pinchard series. A sparkling feel-good Christmas comedy, which asks the question – how far would you go to get your child the must-have Christmas toy?
It’s December 1992, and children are going crazy for the Tracy Island toy – almost as crazy as the parents! Christmas day is fast approaching and Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track one down for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz.
Throw into the mix a horrible boss, a lazy husband, and the prospect of her in-laws arriving for the festivities, and Coco wishes she could cancel Christmas and sail off to a desert island somewhere – preferably with the gorgeous-yet-unattainable Tom from work.
But retail therapy is at hand! Coco’s faithful friends Chris and Marika rally round, and even her mother-in-law Ethel tries to help in her own eccentric way.
From dodgy dealings in a motorway lay-by, to extreme shopping in Hamley’s with a Sylvanian Families fanatic, to having a go at the Blue Peter make-your-own Tracy Island, Coco tries everything in the hope that Rosencrantz will open his must-have toy on Christmas morning.
What everyone’s saying about Coco Pinchard’s Must-have Toy Story:
‘Kick off your shoes, grab a mug (or four in Ethel’s case) of mulled wine and laugh your festive socks off with this brilliant addition to the Coco Pinchard series!’ Bookaholic Confessions Blog
‘From blackmail to Black Friday-like mayhem, I highly recommend this witty and hilarious lovely Christmas tale’ La Chouette Blog
‘Robert Bryndza has a wicked sense of humour, a truly amazing talent for writing comedy and creates over-the-top (but totally believable) characters that will have you in stitches!‘ Billiwiz, Amazon Reader
‘A perfect light and easy read for the stressful holidays, complete with the timeless message on the importance of family and friends (and Tracy Island, of course).’ Julayn Adams’s Book Reviews
‘I had tears of laughter running down my face lots of times reading it. It’s AMAZING! So many laughs-BRILLIANT!’ Julie Haigh, Amazon reader