Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


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Was read to me 17th January '19

The Usborne Big Book of Big Trucks
Author: Megan Cullis
Both my girls have loved this book, with amazing big machines like snow blowers and train transporters. The fold out pages are huge and got lots of wow's from my girls. 

I think the description of the book here on Toppsta needs to be changed though, my daughter's love the book and they are not 'machine mad boys'. Perhaps it could be changed to 'children'? 

Was read to me 14th January '19

The Drum
Author: Ken Wilson-Max Illustrator: Catell Ronca
Loved the beautiful bright and vibrant colours in this little book. Especially enjoyed looking at all the different animals at the end and talking about them with my children. The book shows lots of different looking children all dancing and enjoying the music together which I really liked. It annoyed me that the book starts of rhyming but doesn't continue throughout. 

Was read to me 14th January '19

Yeti and the Bird
Author: Nadia Shireen
A nice book showing that even someone who is big and scary looking can feel lonely and sad, and need a friend. Everyone is scared of yeti and he is quite lonely, until Bird comes along. We liked the illustrations, especially the yeti. 

Was read to me 14th January '19

Sky Private Eye and The Case of the Sparkly Slipper: A Fairytale Mystery Starring Cinderella
Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Loretta Schauer
We liked the illustrations in this story, they were nice and colourful with lots going on. My daughter especially liked the scene from the fancy dress party. The story was quite long and although I liked the fact that the fairy tale had been changed so that Cinderella didn't have to be saved by a handsome Prince and married to him, (instead starting her own buisness) I thought it was a bit too sickly sweet. Too sparkly and 'girly'. 

Was read to me 14th January '19

How Billy Hippo Learned To Swim
Author: Vivian French Illustrator: Hannah Foley
A fun story, not to long, about a reluctant swimmer. Billys family try all sorts to get him in the water, but in the end Billy gets in himself, after a funny accident. My kids thought it was a funny ending and enjoyed the pictures.