Monday, 16 July 2012

Christopher Nibble by Charlotte Middleton (Oxford University Press)

Like most guinea pigs, Christopher Nibble LOVES dandelion leaves. Dandelion leaves for breakfast, lunch, in-between meal snacks, dinner and supper.

Of course the problem with mass consumerism on this scale comes when you don't shore up the supplies by responsible replanting or sustainability.

Soon Dandeville is almost completely devoid of dandelion treats aside from a few ebay scalpers flogging off their prized dandelion leaves for crazy prices (so very well observed, CM!) Thank goodness then for Christopher Nibble!

How he saves the day is beautifully told in this moral tale woven with expertise and care. Beautifully illustrated and told without being preachy. Christopher Nibble is nibble-tastic!

Charlotte's best bit: Guinea pigs. Lots of guinea pigs, you can never have too many guinea pigs apparently!

Daddy's favourite bit: Christopher Nibble bidding for dandelion leaves on the internet

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

(This book was supplied as part of the Booktrust Booksmart scheme)