The Summer might be far behind us but memories and triumphs of the 2016 Olympics remain. When the author of the new Quack and Field children’s books got in touch to ask if I would like to review his books I thought it would be a fantastic fun way to teach Daisy all about the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Created by Rob Foster and illustrated by Jon Wotton Quack and Field is a series of children’s story guides to all Olympic and Paralympic events.
The stories are narrated by Quack the duck commentator, he introduces us to the crazy animal characters taking part in the events and a little about the events themselves.
Quack and Field Swimming
‘Swimming’ is the first book in the series and tells the story of four animals battling to be the best in the 50 metres race at the Olympics. We liked this fun colourful tale, Daisy loves going swimming so it was definitely her favourite book out of the two we were sent. I particularly like the pages that explain in a child friendly simple way about the what the 50 metres race is and the difference between length and width.
Quack and Field Trampolining ‘Trampolining’ tells the story of four crazy animals all competing to be the best bouncers. Daisy and I giggled throughout this book at the many mishaps that the animals have while trampolining. I particularly liked the characters especially Pixie the Penguin she’s adorable.I asked Daisy what she liked best about the books and she said “I like the funny animals and the swimming pool, I want to win a medal at swimming”.
The next book in the series ‘Wheelchair Rugby’ is due for release in January 2017.
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*We were sent the book free of charge for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.*