Monday, 15 July 2019

Review: 'I, Pod' by Rebecca Lisle and Richard Watson

DISCLAIMER: I was sent a copy of this book for the purposes of this review but all words and opinions are my own.

Does anyone else find that their eldest children think they're totally capable of caring for their younger siblings despite still being tiny themselves? I remember Girl Child earnestly telling me that she could look after her little brother for me when she was only five! It's a pity we didn't have a copy of 'I, Pod' back then so I could show her how babysitting can go wrong!

'I, Pod' is the third book featuring the caveboy-inventor Pod - I reviewed the second book, the equally cleverly titled 'Game Of Stones', a while ago. This time, Pod is charged with looking after adorable cavebaby Nim. Things don't start out brilliantly when Pod tries to teach Nim to say his name, yielding some very funny results!

Pod decides to use his inventive abilities to make a swing for Nim, which she loves until disaster strikes.

Nim ends up swept down a river with Pod in hot pursuit, meeting lots of scary prehistoric creatures on the way. Parents will enjoy how Nim seems completely unfazed by the danger she's in - we all know babies and small toddlers who are totally fearless! Eventually Pod's pet mammoth saves the day, but will Pod be able to avoid getting into trouble with Nim's mum?

This is a very funny story, bound to be enjoyed by loves of the prehistoric era. It has plenty of action to keep little ones interested and the illustrations are bright, bold and fun. Look out for the little prehistoric bugs in some of the illustrations, great for spotting if your child loves minibeasts too!

Luckily Girl Child knows her capabilities a bit more now so is unlikely to offer to babysit for a while. That said, I wouldn't put it past her to invent some contraption for Preschooler to get into trouble with!

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  1. This looks like a very entertaining read and rather reminds me of my 6yo niece! My 18yo is still very keen on intervening with parenting his younger brother and sister.

  2. Oh this sounds really fun, I'm going to try and get hold of a copy! #KLTR

  3. I love the title of this book! Little Nim is such a fearless character, exactly like a toddler! We love the way that she thinks the whole day is a great adventure :o)


  4. Looks colourful and fun. My daughter had a habit of dressing her little brother up in dresses when they were small. #ReadWithMe

  5. I love Richard Watson's illustrations! A very funny sounding book indeed #readwithme

  6. This sounds like a cute sibling story. I love the illustrations too. #KLTR

  7. Sounds like a lovely book for siblings! Thanks for linking up with #KLTR

  8. This book looks really delightful. Love the cave-style swing #readwithme

  9. Ha ha my five year old is always telling me she can look after her baby brother - this sounds like a book for her :) #KLTR