Tuesday 15 March 2016

Supertato: Veggies Assemble by Sue Hendra - Book Review

We are all massive book lovers. Anywhere you look in our house, there will be books around and I'm really glad that we've passed this love onto our children. 

C especially gets excited when he gets books in the post and when we received 'Supertato: Veggies Assemble' he couldn't wait to read it in bed that night. The book is written by Sue Hendra and most of you will probably be familiar with some of her other books; 'Norman the Slug' and 'Barry the Fish with Fingers'. C has never read these books before, nor the original Supertato book but we always watch CBeebies and he's heard the stories being read by some of the presenters. He recognised Supertato right away.

The book is set in a supermarket where one of the frozen peas has turned evil and switched off the freezers, causing the rest of the frozen food to be in danger. Supertato comes to try to save the day but is outnumbered by peas so he calls on his SuperVeggies to help. 

It's a really fun book and C asks to read it quite a lot. He loves joining in and shouting "Supertato to the rescue!" It's the perfect length to keep his interest and every page is bursting with colour.

As a grown up, I had a few little bits that I really enjoyed. Supertato summons the Veggies by shining a V signal. As a huge Batman fan I thought that was quite funny as well as Supertato tricking the peas into a box by disguising as a party.

It isn't just a fun book but it's educational too. From reading, C learned that some vegetables have to stay frozen or else they turn bad. He's actually made a comment about it when I was taking a bag of frozen veg out of my own freezer one night for dinner! At the end, tomato corrects Supertato when he thanks the Veggies by saying that he's really a fruit - a nice little addition.

Supertato: Veggies Assemble is published by Simon & Schuster and will be released on April 21st 2016. You can pre-order a softback copy on Amazon now for only £5.24 (RRP £6.99).

(We received this book for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 
5 comments on "Supertato: Veggies Assemble by Sue Hendra - Book Review"
  1. It sounds like a great book. Dylan loves Barry The Fish With Fingers so I might have to keep a look out for it in the book ships.

  2. Sounds like a really fun story. I love the batman reference too and it is also great if they can learn something from a fun story. I like the look of the bright illustrations too.

  3. He he this looks like brilliant fun and I haven't heard of this author before - where have I been? I need to check al of the books out! Thanks for linking up to #kltr

  4. oh this sounds absolutely fabulous! I love things like this. I love books which teach fact as well as tell fun stories. The illustrations look great. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR - Angela from Daysinbed :)

  5. I love the sound of this book! We've read a Norman the Slug book but we've not read any other Sue Hendra books, they sound like great fun though!