Im such a big lover of books and I really want Olivia to share this love. With this in mind when I got in contact with Bryony Supper and she asked if we would review ‘The Inventing Tubes’ the first book in her serious of children’s books I jumped at the chance.
I’m always on the hunt for new books that Olivia and I can share before bedtime and it’s safe to share the Pasts Kids has already become a firm favourite. I have lost count of the number of times that I have read it.
So who are the Pasta Kidz?
The Pasta Kidz are characters that have their very own unique personalities, appearance and language. Friendship is very important to the as they encounter fantastical Beings and Beasties.
The First Book
The first book, out of 25 planned books, is called the Inventing Tubes. This first book introduces you to the characters Sarah Spaghetti and Marc Macaroni, who between them invent the pastaball. During this story Sarah learns that it is wise to be patient after her pastaball invention doesn’t go to plan.
What Age Range are the Books Aimed at?
The Pasta Kidz series is predominately aged at primary school children aged 4-7 years. With the books aiming to teach children the importance of friendships and how everyone is equal regardless of their looks or background.
Whilst the book is aimed at older children Olivia at 31 months absolutely loves this book. She sits and listens to whole book all the way through and talks about what she can see in the pictures. Although she obviously doesn’t understand the moral message at this time. Along with the bright illustrations the songs really help to grab the child’s attention and keep them engaged.
I think Bryony has been very clever using a household food ‘pasta’ that all children know to base the characters around. Olivia loves looking at the pages towards the end of the book with all the different Pasta Kidz and their Petz, getting me to name them all.
Not only does the book offer a great way to share some quality one to one time but it also opens up the possibilities of interactive play. Why not do some pasta play, seeing if you can make your own Pasta Kidz. The possibilities are endless.
Overall, I really like the book and was really impressed with the way that it grabbed Olivia’s attention and kept her engaged throughout. I can’t wait to see what else the Pasta Kidz get up to and more of the series is released.