Monday, March 2, 2015

Felicity Fly Meets the Dragon Fruit and Friends by Christina Gabbitas, Ric Lumb and Julie Omond (Poems and Pictures)

Felicity Fly Meets the Dragon Fruit and Friends

Written by Christina Gabbitas

Illustrated by Ric Lumb with Character Designs by Julie Omond

Published by Poems and Pictures

Felicity Fly finds out about fruit and vegetables in Christina Gabbitas' latest story in her engaging and sing-song rhyming book series. Do you know what a dragon fruit is (or what one tastes like?) Do you know how packed with vitamins and goodness a head of broccoli is? This is a fantastic little book to teach children all about the amazing fruits and vegetables that come from all over the world, and now can be found in the grocery section of our local supermarkets. On our weekly shop we always make a point of making a bee-line for new and interesting looking fruit, so Felicity's story was absolutely perfectly well received by us.

The story doesn't just teach children about their 5-a-day though, it encourages exploration of our planet as we find out about all the amazing places in the world where the fruit and vegetables grow - and there's a brilliant read-along download courtesy of Christina if you fancy learning a few of the different languages and accents of the characters (this is a giggle, we loved it!)

Charlotte is still quite a fan of the Felicity Fly adventures, so even a very fussy 7 year old can enjoy these stories.

Find out more about Christina's amazing work at the Poems and Pictures website

Charlotte's best bit: Felicity (and Charlotte) finding out just how good for you Brassica Broccoli is! Yum!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fantastic way to engage children's imaginations and to encourage them to eat their 5-a-day. Awesome!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Poems and Pictures)

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