This is the latest adventure from the delightful duo – Florentine and Pig. I love these characters and the delightful manner in which they encourage children to rediscover the joys of making things together.
Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure serves up just the right level of spookiness for this age group. Perfect.
When the mysterious ‘Woooooooooooooo’ makes Florentine and Pig jump so high from their beds that they almost hit the ceiling, they decide to hatch a plan.
They must head into the forest to search for the ‘Growling, Prowling Bog Mog’.
Now this is Florentine and pig, so they are VERY well equipped for their camping adventure . Note: I always want Florentine to accompany me on any adventure, those snacks look & sound delicious!
Florentine and Pig have a fine adventure as they set up camp for the night, sings song round the campfire and discover the truth behind the ‘Woooooooooooo!’
The rich language is definitely one of the highlights of this picture book. The double page spread describing the ‘Growling, Prowling Bog Mog’ is wonderfully put together and is great fun to read out loud. (Dim the lights and shine a torch under your chin for the full effect!)
Mikhail’s illustrations are joyful and energetic matching the books’ aim to encourage kids to try the tempting range of healthy foods that are featured within the pages.
The final 8 pages feature an array of activities which is where you really are getting a wonderful bonus. Learn how to cook up a batch of Snuggly Buggly Marshmallow Brownies, craft a Magic Shape Shiner or Twinkly Jam Jar Lanterns.
Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure is a fun addition to the series and my new favourite book for a Halloween gift.