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10th April '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 6 aged 6 , to Turbo aged 5 aged 5 & to Doodles aged 2 aged 2
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
We all enjoyed this lovely tale about the smallest member of the family Crumb. Nice simple rhyming text with mention of lots of classic fairytale characters. The family are searching high and low for little
Fun but can't find him anywhere.  
The book was beautifully illustrated with lots of bright pictures and the book itself had nice large easy to handle pages. 
Perfect for a bedtime story :)
19th April '17
I read it to Alice aged 2 aged 2
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
My daughter loves this book (she's 2.5yrs)!  
Fum has quickly become a favourite - the illustrations are clear and imaginative and the rhyming text is enjoyable to read (even on the 4th time before bed...) the repetitive nature of the story makes it very easy for a toddler to understand and remember (and try and re-tell).
Fum can also be read with lots actions making a more interactive story-time for a little one.
The references to fairy-tale characters opens opportunities for discussion beyond the story that will develop with my daughter's communication skills as do the 'journeys' to each character.
The illustrations fit the story really well.
I would definitely recommend this book.
13th May '17
I read it to Doodlebug aged 3 aged 3
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
My 3 year old loved this! She recognised so many characters and was very excited with the story! The illustrations were brilliant and we had fun pointing out characters we recognised! Created lots of chat. A definite hit! 
25th April '17
I read it to Chloe11 aged 6 aged 6 & to Sophie12 aged 4 aged 4
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
Both my girls (age 6 and 4) loved this book. It has simpl rhyming throughout and they joined in with the rhymes where they could. They enjoyed searching for Fum the baby crumb and Sophie (age 4) loved the pictures.
6th April '17
I read it to Ewbomb aged 3 aged 3
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
What a lovely book this is. It follows the search for Fum, the youngest member of the Crumb family. They can't find him anywhere so go to ask their neighbours if they have seen him. My son loved recognising all of the well known fairytale characters throughout this book and he also loved searching for Fum on each page. It is a really lovely book as my son could really interact with it and the illustrations are fantastic too which is always a bonus. We will certainly be recommending this book to others.
6th April '17
I read it to eric_ aged 3 aged 3
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
It's so nice the way this modern story was made and entwined with lots of fairy tales, like Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk... If your kid is like mine and loves all these classic fairy tales, then I highly recommend it. A beautiful book.

It's a fun story about a family looking for little Fum in many places, and they encounter with fairy tale characters along the way. Every time my son recognized a Fairy Tale in the book he would shout out the name and jump around super happy! Perfect! 

Also, little Fum is actually not lost, he is just very small and difficult to find in each place they go to. So it's fun for us to always look for him.

Initially I wasn't going to choose this book because of the cover, it didn't attract me very much and I couldn't understand what it was about, but when I read the synopsis of it, I loved the idea and I'm happy I changed my mind so I can read this story with my son over and over again. 
7th April '17
I read it to boo walker aged 2 aged 2
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
This book is great!!
It's a lovely rhyming book and my daughter loved looking for fum on each page.
It's the perfect size for little children and it's really bright and bold, full of colour.
8th April '17
I read it to Arya aged 3 aged 3
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
My daughter has asked me to read this to her so many times, she really enjoys looking for Fum on each page; he is small and is hiding in different places. The book is about a family who cannot find their little boy Fum so they search the land and come across some very familiar fairy-tale characters. My daughter loves identifying the different characters that help look for Fum. There is the three little pigs, red riding hood and so many more... It is a great alternative to the traditional fairy-tale books. The illustrations are very colourful and bright and there are lots of extra details to look out for. I would definitely recommend this book. 
18th April '17
I read it to MiddSam aged 5 aged 5
Fum 9781848862432
5 stars
The whole family loved this beautifully illustrated story of the crumb family and their search for the littlest one! My 5 and 3 year old loved the mention of lots of classic fairy tale characters and enjoyed spotting little fum on every page. A delightful book which we've enjoyed reading over and over. 
15th April '17
I read it to Pip aged 1 aged 1
Fum 9781848862432
4 stars
Lovely book with wonderful illustrations. My daughter really enjoyed me reading this book to her. Think may become a favourite.
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Karl Newson (Author)
Karl Newson is a children's book author and illustrator from London. He takes inspiration from songs and books and people and everything! His favourite things are elephants, stars and his two mini Mudwafflers. His least favourite thing is mashed potato - bleurgh! In his spare time he enjoys walking and listening to music from the 1960s...

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