Clangers – The Brilliant Surprise
Clangers is a British stop-motion animated children’s television series of short stories about a family of murine creatures who live on, and inside, a small moon-like planet. They speak only in whistles, and eat green soup supplied by the Soup Dragon and blue string pudding. A new series, narrated by Monty Python actor Michael Palin, started on 15 June 2015 on the UK CBeebies TV channel with successful viewing figures. Two short specials were broadcast before then.
There is a series of books in the Clangers range you can take a look at them on the Ladybird website
Today we have been reading The brilliant Surprise and what a lovely book it is especially for siblings. The story is about a comet that fly’s past their planet and everyone knows what happening except poor Tiny. She is confused and doesn’t have a clue what they are all preparing for till at the end she sees the comet fly past and think it’s just magical. I won’t give the whole story away as I don’t want to spoil it for you and the children.
The book itself has 28 pages for the story which is just about right and the same length as many books of a similar nature and age range, the images are brilliant they are bright and colourful and actually tell the story as you read making it brilliant for the small children to follow along. The front 2 pages are like an index and introduces all the character to you which I thin helps children follow the story
Defiantly a great bedtime story book or just for 10 minute snuggles after a long day at work with your children.
You can look at the full range of Ladybird books on their website.
RRP £6.99 and you can purchase this book today HERE
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