The Inventing Tubes – review and giveaway

Monkey and I have recently been reading The Inventing Tubes by Bryony Supper.  It’s a newly published picture book from Matador Books, and is the first in the series of A Pasta Kidz and Petz Adventures.  The books are aimed at children aged 4-7 years of age.

The Inventing Tubes

In The Inventing Tubes  we meet Sarah Spaghetti and Marc Macaroni as he introduces her to The Inventing Tubes.  These are magical coloured tubes that can sing and create all sorts of things. When Marc makes a Pastaball with The Inventing Tunes, Sarah wants to learn to make one for herself.  A ball that will score goals all by itself.

The Inventing Tubes

Now Sarah Spaghetti is a little like our Daddy P, not a great one for reading instructions before jumping in! Instead of inventing wisely, she’s created a mad Pastaball that cannot be tamed.

The Pasta Petz are needed, and it’s not long before the Pastamobile arrives carrying Spud the Spaghetti Horse and Mumbo the Macaroni Dog.  The pastaball explodes and Sarah learns that the magic inventing tubes don’t like cheats. A valuable lesson learned.

But the friends help each other and with Marc’s pastaball they soon discover that Sarah is rather good at football.  This is a simple, funny tale and the illustrations from Julian Bray help to bring the characters to life.  We’ll be interested to see what adventures are to come.


Priced at £4.99 I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link in case you’d like to meet the Pasta Kidz for yourself.

disclosure:  we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review

I’m pleased to be able to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win The Inventing Tubes – complete the Gleam form below.  Good luck!

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The Inventing Tubes picture book

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my mid 40′s with a 6 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own parenting, lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey starts his school journey. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.
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24 Responses to The Inventing Tubes – review and giveaway

  1. jackie youel says:

    I would pick Betti (short fot Alphabetti ) as in Alphabetti Spaghetti :) x

  2. Rachel Craig says:

    Spagella Curlza. As I would use spaghetti for her long curly hair :- which can be styled in a variety of ways.

  3. Katie says:

    Ellie Tagliatelle!

  4. Daniel Harrison says:

    Murray Macaroni! He could be able to speak rapidly and yes, he would be an ode to the commentator!

  5. amy pest says:

    terry tortelini

  6. Louise Gardener says:

    Louie Linguine

  7. Susan Lloyd says:

    Penne Pippa for my youngest daughter x

  8. Tee simpson says:

    Selina spaghett to refflect my daughters long legs

  9. leanne weir says:

    Betty Spaghetti

  10. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Saucy spaghetti after my neice whose called sophie we call her Saucy soph as s joke

  11. Ruth Harwood says:

    Calypso Cinnamon after my kittens

  12. sarah rees says:

    sarah spaghetti

  13. Jodie A Harvey says:

    Leah Lasagne as her hair is perfectly straight like a lasagne sheet

  14. Samantha O'D says:

    Penne pigtails after my daughter Penny

  15. Hannah Igoe says:

    Hettie Spaghetti because its fun!

  16. ADEINNE TONNER says:

    I would pick String Boy as they would have long hair like spaghetti and would be a silly person

  17. Laura Pritchard says:

    Shelley (for pasta shells)

  18. Laura Hayhow says:

    Tony tagliatelle

  19. claire griffiths says:

    shirley Spaghetti because its a fun anme

  20. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Tony Macaroni as I love the Tony Macaroni song so catchy. Now it in my head!

  21. maria dhillon says:

    munch sphagetti

  22. Stevie says:

    My character would be named Bowie and shaped like a piece of Farfalle.

  23. Natalie Crossan says:

    Macaroni Matt – it just sounds funny x

  24. Jo Carroll says:

    Jo Tagliatelle…it’s always been my ‘gangsta’ alter-ego name 😉

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