For tonight’s bedtime story, T picked out My Adventure Island, by Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton.
In this story, we get a peek inside the head of a young boy who has imagined for himself an adventure island where he can play and do all the things he likes. He has a rocket-powered bike, unlimited cake and lots of toys which he doesn’t have to share! As well as this, he can be a pirate/cowboy/wizard/knight!
He also gets to avoid doing things that boys don’t like. That means no washing or brushing his teeth, no bedtime, no broccoli and no big sisters! There is an acceptance though that his island can be cold and lonely, which is why it’s so awesome that the mainland is very close at hand!
A fun, mischievous tale that provides an insight into the minds of young boys (and girls no doubt) around the world! Who hasn’t imagined themselves as a wizard or pirate?! The rhyme is excellent and makes the book fun to read out loud. The illustrations do a great job of building on the words and revealing more of what the boy is seeing in his imagination.
We liked this one lots. T told me, “I like the boy and I can be a pirate too and we can play together.” He was also very attracted to the roleplay idea…
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