Poppy’s Planet is a beautiful story about a magical flying penguin. It gently educates about the environmental problems caused by man but does so with fun rhymes, rhythm and colourful pictures.
I read this as a bedtime story to my little ones (ages 3 & 4) and it is just the perfect length to read and answer all the questions that this age have; and it did raise many questions! Questions of “but why do grown-ups do that?” accompanied every page. If books like this can get our little ones questioning then maybe their generation will save Poppy’s planet.
My girls adored the character Poppy as she was ‘cute, cuddly and caring.’ They loved the colourful pictures by Jamie Cosley and enjoyed guessing which colour Poppy would change to on each page. The rhymes are fun and easy to read with language simple enough for the little ones to understand.
My eldest (age 6) then read Poppy’s Planet to me and also loved the story. This is a subject her class is studying so she enjoyed sharing her knowledge with me. Russ Brown clearly knows the reading abilities and interests of primary age children (and the parents who read them bedtime stories!) We look forward to reading Russ Brown’s other books.