Reviewed – Bud and Roo’s Spectacular Adventures

January 14th, 2013


I have had a lifelong love of books and reading, and am now trying to pass this on to my little boy Joe, who has recently celebrated his fourth birthday. So when I was asked if Joe would be interested in reviewing a children’s book introducing the very lovable pair of dogs, Bud and Roo, I was delighted to oblige.

Bud and Roo are a pair of gorgeously illustrated dogs, a Border Collie and a beagle.  They have been immortalised in a wonderful children’s story by Jessica Valentine, with illustrations by Suzy Jones Biggar. The story is a simple one, perfect for first readers, all about what happens when the dogs find a blue spade on a beach. The text is kept to a minimum and with alliteration to engage younger readers, whilst the boldness of the print is excellent if you are showing your child how to read text from left to right.

My son Joe just loved the story. He was enthralled by the illustrations that are bright and eye catching, using three primary colours of red, blue and yellow. What is fabulous about this book is that children can use the illustrations to tell their own stories – there are a lot of details in the pictures that make them perfect for young imaginations. This also makes them great for discussions when you are reading the story to your child.

‘Bud and Roo’s Spectacular Adventures’ is an utterly charming story that will enthrall younger children. Colourful, easy to follow and with characters that will really appeal, I think we will be seeing a lot more of Bud and Roo in the future. To find out more about the stories, please click here to visit the Bud and Roo website.



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