When it comes to subjects for children's books I've seen some slightly strange ones, but this is the first book I've ever come across where the main characters are a pair of eyebrow, but in Eleanor's Eyebrows that's exactly what you've got.
Eleanor's never been too sure what her eyebrows are for and as a result they're left feeling a bit unloved. One night whilst Eleanor sleeps her eyebrows go off on an adventure of their own visiting the zoo, working for a magician and being false legs for an ant who wanted to be a spider. When Eleanor gets up the next morning she realises that she's given other people a fright when they see her face without eyebrows. She tries to draw on replacement eyebrows, but with no success. Substitute eyebrows also don't work and Eleanor starts to really miss her eyebrows.
It turns out that her eyebrows are also starting to become rather miserable away from home and that night they happen to see a sign Eleanor's put up asking for her eyebrows to come back to her. When Eleanor wakes the next morning she's delighted to find that her eyebrows have returned home to where they live and she realises just how important they were to her.
Despite it's slightly strange subject this is actually quite a sweet book about appreciating what you've got, even if its purpose isn't obvious. Little Miss C certainly enjoyed it, but it did lead to a few embarrasing moments over the next couple of days where she became obsessed with pointing out other people's eyebrows when we were out and about!
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of Eleanor's Eyebrows for the purposes of this review.
Eleanor's Eyebrows, published 6 June 2013
ISBN: 978-0-85707-841-4 £6.99