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Children’s Hour: Tom and Pippo on the Beach


Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

Helen Oxenbury, Pippo, Tom and Pippo, Tom and Pippo at the beach, Tome and Pippo at the seaside, book, book cover, children's book, picture bookI really wanted to kids to like Tom and Pippo on the Beach  (aka Tom and Pippo at the Seaside) because the Pippo books were some of my favourites as a child, but maybe they are a bit out-dated now? It probably doesn’t help that the edition we have at work is one of those little Bookstart books, so not really designed for reading in a group.

Tom and Pippo on the Beach follows a similar sort of pattern to the other Pippo books. Tom loves his toy monkey Pippo. He talks through Pippo, and uses him as a bit of an excuse, for example Tom decides that Pippo needs a hat more than he does. They’re cute and simple stories, but that’s part of the charm.

Tom and Pippo on the Beach is no longer in print but you an order it new or used:

Paperback- new (from £2.39)

Paperback -used (from £0.01)

Hardback- used (from £0.01)

Hardback-as Tom and Pippo at the Seaside (from £10.36)

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