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At night when you are sleeping
There's a party in your house,
It's a pumping, jumping, funky bash
When all the lights go out . . .

When the sun goes down, the Kitchen Disco starts up - and all the fruit in the fruit bowl come out to play. There are lemons who break-dance, tangerines who twirl and some very over-excited apples.

Kitchen Disco is a zany and hilarious rhyming picture book for young children, featuring a stunning holographic foil spread in the middle of the book.

Kitchen Disco Reviews | Toppsta

9780571307883
  • ISBN: 9780571307883
  • Pub Date: 6th August 2015
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Imprint: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 32

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18th October '16
I read it to Fuller31 aged 5 aged 5 & to Fuller15 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Very funny book, the kids love it! Very interesting concept too =). Brightly coloured and fun to read out loud. Definitely a recommended read
19th September '16
I read it to Sophie27 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Fantastic book, brightly coloured, fun pictures and lovely rhyming story.  My 4 year old received this book as part of the bookstart scheme, she throughly enjoyed it and I would have happily paid for it
23rd May '18
I read it to GCR13 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Georgie chose this book from the school library this week, and we love it!
It has wonderful bright illustrations, a fun rhyming pattern and is funny!
Georgie wants to be the pineapple and I want to be the mango.
I like the handwriting font that is used instead of a typeface.
Fun book that lets your imagination run wild.
2nd July '17
I read it to SycamoreClass aged 4 to 6
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5 stars
I read this story to my class during healthy schools week! They absolutely loved it and kept laughing out loud!! They thought it was especially funny when the pears with their big bottoms starting dancing! This has been a favourite ever since with lots of children choosing to read it again themselves!
15th October '16
I read it to IslaC aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
got this through Bookstart, a brilliantly entertaining story for 3 -5 year olds, about fruit coming alive after we all go to bed
21st September '17
I read it to Rosh Pinah School aged 5 to 11
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5 stars
Brilliant story and now just read bathroom boogie
9th October '18
I read it to Cora14 aged 4 aged 4 & to Kion16 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My kids love this book we end up reading it at least one a week. They love the illustrations and think it's funny what all the fruits get up too 
19th March '17
I read it to Bob2 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son received this book when he was in year R, and it's a firm bedtime favourite. Excellent rhyme throughout, which is my son's favourite part. Great, funny story about fruit coming alive when you go to bed, packed full of vibrant illustrations. Just right for a boy or girl aged 3-6. 
7th May '18
thewizzkidd read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is very funny and I love the funny pictures 
17th January '17
I read it to RC13 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This was such a fun read for both me and my daughter. So bright and colourful. It's great for reading out loud. 
1st February '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My son received this book through Bookstart and the school, very colourful and funny story he loves it.  A great way of seeing fruit in a different light, highly recommended.
12th November '18
I read it to monkeyamelie aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We love this book, its so fast paced but you still fully understand what's going on. It's a perfect bedtime story especially for a late night. The fruit come alive in the kitchen and have great fun. Fully recommend this book, we were given it but I have since purchased it for others 
6th September '17
I read it to Md2006 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Funny and bright pictures throughout....one of my 5 year olds favourates
20th October '16
I read it to Brobee aged 4 aged 4 & to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book is hilarious! My daughter received it through Bookstart and it's already become a favourite in our house. The concept of a banana who is also a DJ is brilliantly bizarre and makes my children laugh endlessly. It's fab for reading aloud is really bright and colourful. 
1st December '16
Spwise read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Fantastic book for ages 3 plus. It keeps the little ones engaged and is fun to read for the parent, highly recommended!
2nd February '17
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My little boy was giben this book ny his school, it's easy to follow and funny. All about what the fruit get upto when we are sleeping. A really fun story that he loves.
18th September '18
I read it to dentico aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Fun story about food having a disco when the lights go out on a night. The rhyme is catchy and fun. This is an energetic story so maybe not for bedtime but a fabulous story non-the-less 
2nd February '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to Rubiroo aged 4 aged 4 & to Darcm aged 4 months aged 0
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5 stars
Fun, bright catchy story about the fruit in the fruit bowl at night when we sleep. I laughed at this book as much as my children it was brilliant and so eye catching for my under 1 so that she could enjoy with her big sister. Highly recommend 
4th March '16
Amel read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I think this is a must have book for small children. Absolutely loved it me and my daughters. It's colourful really funny and we loved singing the rhymes. 
9th February '17
I read it to Bertie aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Really fun and colourful book my 4 year old loved it. Brilliant rhyming makes it easy to read and it really made us giggle. My sons favourite line was.. the pears gave big fat bottoms! Highly recommended.
19th June '18
I read it to Matildac aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
this is a great book with lots of colours.  the story is written in rhyme and therefor the child can almost guess the words so great for learning to read. As there are lots of fruits and veg illustrated and discussed in the book, it was also really good for having a discussion about the types of fruit, their colours and what they were doing.  Matilda found it really amusing that fruit get up and dance - we had a 15 minute discussion as to whether our fruit at home gets up in the night and has a disco, and if it does, why does jasper (our dog) not bark! I love that this book is non gender specific for a change and is completely evokative of a childs imagination and something out of the norm - not fairy, unicorn, nursery rhyme related in the slightest.  wonderful. 
1st July '18
I read it to Lexiedunc aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Me and my daughter love this book, it’s so bright and colourful. The rhyming story is very catchy and I find that we both recite the words now we have read it a few times. 
17th October '16
I read it to BellaCam aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This book is brilliant! a party in the kitchen? the fruit have an amazing party! The book is funny and pictures are bright. The text is big and bold so perfect for early readers. It has made my daughter pay attention to the fruit bowl a bit more haha!
15th December '17
Brianna read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I think this one is funny too
25th July '18
Aria read it themselves aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book was full of rhyming words and was made fun. I read t 
My two yr old
Niece who really enjoyed the pictures and found it
Funny how vegetable came
Alive at night. It started a bit of role
Play with our fruit and vegetables then she ate them. 
10th February '17
Fifiod read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is my favourite book. It tells the story of all the fruit having a party at night time. Part of the story repeats throughout (like a chorus) and I like to join in and do some dance moves of my own. A really fun book. Everyone should read it.
26th April '17
I read it to Haf aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book is hilarious, and the characters are very lively. The Ryhmes are great fun and it's clever and catchy,
2nd March '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 6 aged 6 , to Turbo aged 5 aged 5 & to Doodles aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Lovely bright, zany and fun book for young children with dancing fruit, what's not to love? My Boys thought it was hilarious and since they read the book at Christmas time I regularly find fruit and other items with eyes stuck on from their craft box so it obviously has stayed with them. Would recommend to anyone wanting something fun to read to their children.
23rd April '18
Joshuag read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We got this through Bookstart, a Bright picture book with is lots of fun.
4th September '17
Mars02 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Best family read yet!! Discovered this fantastic book at the library and super glad we did. Such a fab, fun story. We have read it so many times we've now made up a dance and sing our way through it. Love it in our house, from 4 to 33 years old.
18th October '16
I read it to RUBYB aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter received this book from school and she absolutely loved it! It is about how fruit come alive at night and have a party! Their is a catchy song in there which my daughter loved joining in with. A real happy, funny read. 
23rd April '17
I read it to Aby aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
It's an awesome book with rhymic sentences and beautiful pictures.
7th October '16
I read it to Alexandra aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is brilliant and at this moment my daughter's favourite! We read it every night and I have to say I haven't seen her so excited for a very long time:) When we read the story she shows all the figures she spots in the book. She loves the cool pineapple who says YO! She's learnt the names of fruits really quickly so it's great book for bilingual children.
Lots of colours, lots of fun cause that this book is so special!
This book is a part of the bookstart scheme.
21st November '18
Bookmaster1 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I think this book is Amazing because there’s lots of vibrant colour, groovy fruits and this book will make you dance for the entire day!
23rd October '16
I read it to Freddy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My 4 year old boy received this book as part of the bookstart scheme and we absolutely LOVE it.  It's so much fun and very brightly coloured. He finds it really funny and we sing out the rhymes. It appears in our pile of bedtime reads most nights.
9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Fun, rhyming book about fruit and veg dancing. The pictures are great too. 
15th November '16
I read it to Mckinleigh aged 4 aged 4 & to LucaG aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
My daughter received this book as part of the book start scheme from school. They had already  read it within  her class  but she was very  excited to  have it read again to her by  us. 
It's a very catchy verse  used within the book  and the pictures are very engaging  describing what is going on within the book. The only issue I  had was there was no real story  in the book.  never  the less its a  lovely  book.
30th May '17
I read it to RS aged 6 aged 6 & to ES aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
Funny rhyming text and fun pictures. My son received this book as a gift (he's 6) and was a bit bored by it but my daughter (2) really loved it
29th April '17
I read it to MiniSastrantia aged 5 aged 5
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4 stars
Lots of fun! 3-6 year olds would really enjoy this. Vibrant illustrations. Nice to read out loud, too. Recommend!
17th May '17
I read it to Little One aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
My daughter found this book absolutely hilarious. Accompanied by her cousin who knows this book well, they were both so excited. The story is all about fruits partying once their "owners" have left the kitchen. It is a fun concept that seemingly gets children rather giddy. My daughter found the dance moves pages the best where you see how each fruit dances. After a good party the fruits sleepily return to their bed..a fruit bowl. A very fun read. 
18th April '18
I read it to Dragonmaster aged 8 aged 8 & to Kerfuffle aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This is a great book with fab colourful illustrations and catchy rhymes. Even my 8 year old who often refuses to read picture books, enjoys reading this with his brother. Both my boys think the idea of fruit having a party whilst you're in bed is hilarious! 
9th October '18
I read it to ThePBBNursery aged 2 to 5
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4 stars
The PPBNursery (3-4 year olds) loved the brightly coloured illustrations in Kitchen Disco and the variety of healthy food characters that are included. We used the story as a base when we started to learn about food, where it comes from and what we could use to create our own dishes, we even had our own kitchen Disco after a taste-testing session! 
10th January '17
I read it to MAK aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
Our four year old loves the fruit with the "funny faces" in this story of the fruit partying at night. The bright illustrations help hold the little ones attention, only criticism for me as a critical adult, is the book's flow is a little lost at the end of the story. I thought it had ended, but then the repetition recurs, and some of the typeface looks like it was overlooked during the editing process. As I said though, from a four year old's perspective, it is a fun book.
16th January '18
I read it to josh07 aged 5 aged 5 , to kate02 aged 3 aged 3 & to meg12 aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
My kids love this book, and I must admit, the words are quite catchy, easy to sing along to and my son finds the story hilarious. 
12th November '18
I read it to Alexia1304 aged 10 aged 10 & to Aiden310 aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
My two children really enjoyed reading this story. 
1st December '15
Read to a child aged 4
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4 stars
A spectacular rhyming romp of what your fruit gets up to while you are asleep! Fast paced with bold pictures have made this a favourite for my son who has repeatedly asked for this to be read to him.
28th October '18
I read it to Ayaan1 aged 2 aged 2 & to Safa aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
An fun and rhyming book with great pictures 
12th December '16
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
We got this through bookstart so it was free for us. The book is well written and has good pics. It basically follows the tale of what happens when the lights go out in your house. The fruit in your kitchen have a big party! High recommend it!
22nd July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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3 stars
Got this book with the Bright Start scheme. Fruit in thrbowl get up to all sorts during the night, such as partying and having a disco. My little ones didn't really enjoy it. 
15th March '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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3 stars
Bought this after reading rave reviews on Toppsta.... I had a quick flick through by myself and couldnt really understand what the fuss was about.... I also didnt like that the text is all in CAPITALS which (I find) makes it harder to read and "perform"... and its not great for a preschooler/primary child who should be focused on lower case letters / capital letters used correctly. There's not a lot of story - just works through various fruits and how they "get down" and dance at the midnight disco when all the humans are asleep. It's ok, but I think we probably missed the window age-wise - it would be better for an old 2yr old / young 3 yr old....
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About Clare Foges

Clare Foges is a former speech writer. Kitchen Disco was her first book and was dreamed up on a beach in Gambia. Kitchen Disco was selected for BookTrust's 'Time to Read' campaign and there are currently 760,000 copies in print. Clare lives and works in London. Bathroom Boogie is her second picture book.

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About Al Murphy

Clare Foges is a former speech writer. Kitchen Disco was her first book and was dreamed up on a beach in Gambia. Kitchen Disco was selected for BookTrust's 'Time to Read' campaign and there are currently 760,000 copies in print. Clare lives and works in London. Bathroom Boogie is...

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