Published By: Clink Street Publishing
Publication Date: 14th August 2018
Format: Children’s illustrated book
Age range: 4 -7
Tommy Twigtree and his friends enjoy peace and harmony in their garden.
That is until Robbie Rabbit and his Bandits decide that carrots are on the menu!
Tommy Twigtree And The Carrot Crunchers is the first book for children by Michael Firman.
Illustrations are by Nick Roberts.
Again, this was sent to me by Faye at Authoright, as part of their blog tour for this book.
It’s a very simple story about a vegetable garden under attack by rabbits. The illustrations are lovely and the writing easy to understand. It’s not rhyme, and feels a bit rigid at times, but has several characters which almost have personalities.
I hope it encourages children to try growing vegetables. Leeks, Carrots and onions make a lovely stew. Especially with a bit of rabbit.
Michael lives in rural Sussex with his wife. His story telling started when his eldest grandchild was old enough to appreciate a bedtime tale. Rather than read to her he began to craft stories about the trees, plants and animals that live in his garden. As time passed and a second grandchild also enjoyed these tales of adventure and daring, the stories began to create a whole world that lived and went about its business right in his garden.
His grand kids, Poppy and Rudi continue to enjoy further developments in the lives of the characters that populate these stories and Tommy Twigtree and The Carrot Crunchers is the first in a series charming garden tales