The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson *Review*

Carson Book Worm! Carson is a book worm. Plain and simple.

If he ain't reading the dictionary (really!) or Horrid Henry he ain't happy!

But because he reads sooo much, I try to slip in bright, simple picture books for enjoyment.
It gives us more to talk about at the end, mainly because you have to make of the storyline what you can, given the mix of limited words and incredibly detailed pictures. Brings out a bit of imagination in our budding readers!

The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson, and illustrated by David Roberts, is just that kind of book. So when I was offered the chance to review it, I took it up with glee.

Julia is a well-known children's author famous for the likes of The Gruffalo and The Monkey Puzzle, which we already own. I presented the book to Carson when it arrived and the very first thing he said was "Julia Donaldson, I've read her before!"

The Flying Bath is a lovely little story.

The house is empty and everyone's gone... time to have some fun and save some friends out of their varying muddles.

Carson believes that the story means everyone should have water whenever they need it, whatever they need it for, so we should all help each other in having it. (Profound for a 6 year old!)

Loving the rhyme.
He particularly loves the rhyming in this book, which is cleverly split between different characters' dialogue, so not always immediately apparent. He found this brilliant! Finley listened intently when Carson was reading this and was mesmerised by the imagery. I can't wait to read this to him when he's a little bit older!
Super Excited!
Check out the trailer on the YouTube video. I personally think The Flying Bath would make a great cartoon series myself. What do you think?!



The Flying Bath book itself is hardback with a plastic outer cover. I find hardbacks make an excellent gift for a special little someone in your life. Consisting of 32 bright and colourful pages, it has rather large dimensions of 25cm x 28cm - easier for little hands to turn the pages. 

The Flying Bath retails at £11.99 and is available from Macmillan Publishing Group. 
You can visit their online shop here.

DISCLAIMER: WE WERE SENT THIS BOOK FOR THE PURPOSES OF REVIEW. WE WERE NOT PAID TO WRITE THIS POST AND ALL OPINIONS ARE OUR OWN, OPEN AND HONEST AS ALWAYS.

4 comments:

  1. I loved the Gruffalo (as did all three of my children) so I bet I'd love this book too. I'd never heard of it until this review - thanks for sharing! #UKbloggers

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  2. Looks like a great book. Never heard of it before so thank you for sharing.

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  3. I haven't heard of this Julia Donaldson book. The cover looks a bit similar to The Big Red Bath which is a favourite here. Thanks for the review, I'm intrigued to check this out :)

    #readwithme

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  4. oooo I love a good Julia Donaldson book!!! oh and the kids do too ;) thanks for linking up with #readwithme x

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