The Froobles are a bunch of fruit and vegetables brought to life in this series of twelve books from Top That Publishing. Handy pocket sized paper back books that retail at £2.99 they make lovely little treats to give to children or would make great stocking fillers. The books also come with a lovely sheet of stickers that relate to each story. Each book is also available as eBooks from iTunes. The underlying themes of each book is a lesson on right and wrong. Aimed at preschoolers aged 2+ I would say that I think they are better suited for children aged 3 and above. Little M, aged 4 years, is a good age to get the most out of the stories. The books are also going to be available as apps for the iPhone, iPad and for android in November and will be narrated by Johnny Vaughn, Denise van Outen, Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates. I look forward to seeing them when they are launched.
We reviewed ‘Little Jack Potato and the big surprise’ and ‘Tessa Tomato and the rainforest rainbow’. Just two titles out of other exciting ones including Billy Banana and the magic mystery, Penny Pineapple and the chocolate forest and Sienna Strawberry and the ice palace ballet.
Tessa Tomato finds herself in a forest and sets herself the task of painting an object that she sees for every colour of the rainbow, which turns out not to be as easy as she thought it would be.
Little Jack Potato, is a bit of a rascal and finds that although he loves playing tricks on his friends it is not so much fun when on the receiving end.
Both books are very colourful and with approximately 32 pages in each make a decent bedtime story. Little M thought the pictures were hilarious and has loved the story of Little Jack Potato so much that he insisted we read it ten nights in a row. I wasn’t so keen on the stories but then they are not aimed at me and Little M has ‘begged’ me to buy more which says it all really, therefore we award The Froobles a big 4 out of 5 cupcakes!