Tuesday, 20 September 2011
The Froobles - Ozzy Onion and the noisy dinosaurs and Chloe Carrot and the greedy witch
The Froobles know it's time,
They can feel it in the air.
Imagination wakes them up,
So they can love and care.
The children make a scene
That is full of magic and adventure.
And when they go outside to play,
Into the scene the Froobles venture.
This new series of books for children are fantastic. They each have a moral to the story: in Chloe Carrot the moral is learning to help others; and in Ozzy Onion the moral is to play nicely. The books are the perfect size for slipping into a bag to read to children while waiting or bored. They remind me of the very popular Mr Men series: the size of the books; the brightly coloured simple pictures; great names; and easy to follow stories.
The background content for each picture has been created by playgroup children and they accompany the stories perfectly. The Froobles characters are then added on top. Each Frooble is a vegetable or fruit and promote healthy lifestyles in general, which is an important message to get across with the number of reception age children being classed as obese rising in the UK.
Each book also includes one page of stickers featuring characters and pictures from within the story. What young child doesn't like stickers.
With an RRP of £2.99 these books are perfect as a little gift or as an affordable treat instead of comics. I would recommend these as the perfect book to read to children of all ages and for older children to read themselves.
Thank you to Top That Publishing for sending me the books to review.
Top That Publishing are also developing an App to accompany the books and will be released in November 2011 with famous stars including Denise Van Outen, Johnny Vaughan, Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates lending their voices to the characters.