"Beyond Manapouri" has arrived, and looks amazing!
... But that's just my opinion, so I canvassed a number of individuals in my community to gauge their reaction to the book.
Here is a summary of their responses:
Bella the sheep - interested enough to come over, but noticeably disappointed that is wasn't edible
Pippa - indifferent
Pixie (AKA the Marauding Chicken) - vaguely interested, but only because she wanted to know where I had hidden the bowl of ricies (could have been behind the book). Frankly, I would have expected better from Pixie, given that she got special mention in the Preface, but there you go...
Gracie - she looked kind of interested, but I think she might have just been humouring me.
Anyway, you can judge for yourself!