With a love of aviation I just knew that Monkey would adore today’s Blog Birthday Review and Giveaway – Time Travelling Toby. The book is written by Graham Jones and features illustrations by Neil Parkinson. Bringing History alive is something I’ve always been passionate about, and this book does just that.
With the aim to bring English history to life, the first book in a series, Time Traveling Toby visits the battle of Britain.
The story of Toby a boy living in un unremarkable village, with its rhyming text, and a magic time traveling car is an easy to read book. The story tells of Toby and his brothers and their journey back in time. We start with Toby and his brothers facing the German bombers at Dover, can they raise the alarm in time?
As soon as this book arrived Daddy P’s eyes lit up. He isn’t a great one for books and reading. But I could see the title had caught his attention. Time for story time with Daddy P Monkey!
Monkey sat enthralled as Daddy P read the story of Time Travelling Toby and the Battle of Britain. Monkey has seen various WW2 planes at airshows we’ve been too. He knows exactly what a Spitfire looks like.
We all loved this story, we get introduced to Toby and his family and get to see his amazing time travelling machine – a sports car complete with Kevlar reinforced tyres, no less. You know me and cars! Toby and his two brothers take a trip to 1940 and Dover and arrive just as the Battle of Britain is about to start. Our hero has to warn Biggin Hill of the imminent arrival of the Luftwaffe!
I think any child aged 4 years and over would enjoy reading this story, it’s fun and educational. At the end of the book is a blueprint of the time travelling machine itself along with a couple of fact pages relating to the Battle of Britain.
We can’t wait for Toby’s next adventure to be released. A meeting with Lord Nelson would also be right up our street. Daddy P is dusting off his HMS Victory model as I type.
I’m really pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a copy of Time Travelling Toby here, and for a second chance, why not pop over to The Soup Dragon Says, she also has a copy to giveaway there too!
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