I’m always interested in mixing our love of nature with reading and when I heard about the new Peter Grenville children’s book, The Big Plug, I thought we should have a read of it. Published last month through Matador Books, The Big Plug is a paperback chapter book aimed at children aged 5 years and over.
In The Big Plug, we see the world through the eyes of some wise old Cherry Trees as they watch the Two Legs destroy the world around them. My 7 year old son was hooked from the start as we read this book together. He loves the idea that animals and plants could talk to each other and giggled at the suggestion that daffodils and tulips always argue.
The book talks about the dreaded garden waste bin collections, and bonfire night from the trees point of view. My son knew it was a bad idea to saw off live branches from a tree to put on the fire. As much as he’s obsessed with sticks, he knows he only ever plays with ones he finds on the ground.
As time passes, global warming is taking hold and The Two Legs have a lot to answer for. Plants were dying and smog covered the land. The plants and animals needed to take action and it was the spiders who had come up with a plan, The Big Plug. Could it really work? Could the spiders plug the power from the sun, and burn off the smog and give nature back its different seasons?
I won’t tell you how the story ends, but we’ve really enjoyed reading The Big Plug here. The language works well for children of my son’s age and he really grasped the idea behind the story. It’s the sort of book to raise discussion, which I’m always very keen on. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below in case you’d like to read it with your own kids too.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve teamed up with Matador Books to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win The Big Plug for themselves. JUst complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 12th July 2017 at midnight.
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