It’s no secret that we love books, and my daughter has inherited a love of books and reading. This makes me so very happy and I love nothing more than sitting and reading a bedtime story (or 12) to her! One of our new favourites is The Wilbies Go To The Moon by Rebecca Bourne.
Space is a big hit here at the minute, my daughter wants to be an astronaut when she grows up and so we have various space themed toys and books. She even has her very own spacesuit. So when Rebecca asked me if we would like to take a look at her book The Wilbies Go To The Moon, I said yes please, and couldn’t wait to see my daughter’s reaction.
My daughter squealed with delight when she saw the cover and we had to sit and read it straight away. She was so excited. And, of course, she loves the story and the illustrations. We have had many nights since when it has been requested as her bedtime story and she still loves reading it just as much as the first time.
The story is a wonderful adventure about Wilbur and The Winnies and their nighttime adventure to the moon. The story is written in rhyme which give it a nice flow, and there are some lovely new words which my daughter discovered when reading this book, such as ‘slake’ and ‘salvation’. I really love books that add to my daughter’s vocabulary.
I adore the illustrations and so does my daughter, she thinks The Winnies are very cute indeed (and she has even started asking when we can get our very own pet dog!) There is a really lovely close relationship between Wilbur and the two Winnies, it’s wonderful to see and I love when books highlight the wonderful relationships that people and children can have with their pets. I see The Wilbies Go To The Moon as a celebration of the close bond between an child and their pets, going on adventures together and I love that the books are signed by both Winnie and Minnie Winnie.
The space theme of the book is wonderful and not only do we get to go to the moon with Wilbur and the Winnies but we also get to meet an astronaut! And I just love the fact that it’s the Winnies that save the day!
You can check out The Wilbies website and find out more information about the story behind The Wilbies and you can also order you very own copy too! I had no idea that Winnie was the first dog to be cloned in the UK and that Minnie Winnie is her close. My daughter and I have had a few discussions about cloning and science as a result of talking about this book and the look of wonder in her eyes, when we discuss, it really makes me realise how incredible science is!
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