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Children’s Book Review – Kingfisher Readers & The Great Gran Plan

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Children's Book ReviewKingfisher Readers – Bears by Thea Feldman, Birds of Prey by Claire Llewellyn, Robots by Chris Oxlade: First published 2017 by Kingfisher an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Books. 

Age 3+

All three books I found easy to read and help our son understand, ok us dads too, more about the three topics Bears, Birds of Prey and Robots. 

The book on Robots took us back to the beginning of the robotic era when they were called automatons all the way “back to the future” to modern day robots such as the drones, robots that could be mistaken for humans and those that help us in dangerous situations. 

We then read the Bird’s of Prey, did you know there are about 450 kinds of birds of prey? No? Neither did I! They’re grouped into groups such as Eagles, Vultures, Falcons and Owls. I was so impressed the other day when we saw an eagle on one of the TV shows and our son piped up and said “dad the eagle is a bird of prey” hubby and I looked at each other and could not help appreciate how he is learning from the book drops from Pan Macmillan.  

I was surprised to learn that there are eight different kinds of bears with the Polar Bear being the largest of them all. Like I said, these books are great not just for the easy read format that they are written in but also because they teach so much to both the parent and the child which makes reading them so much fun. 

Yay/Nay – Definitely a YAY, I recommend it.



The Great Gran Plan: Written by Elli Woollard and Illustrated by Steven Lenton. First published by Macmillan Children’s Books 2017

Children's Book ReviewAge 3+

A modern twist on the old fairy tales Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood. As both deal with a wolf, it seems the reason the author chose these two tales to create this modern day version of the two. Picking up from the point the pig has the cement house. The pig upon hearing that Red Riding Hood’s grandmother is in danger goes off on an adventure to save her. 

A beautiful read with none of the old age story of individuals being harmed by the wolf. This time ending up in jail, a more relatable ending to the lives we live today. 

Yay/Nay – YAY, I recommend it.

Books supplied by Pan Macmillan, visit their site for other book titles for your toddlers.

Disclaimer: I received these books from Pan Macmillan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 



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