8 year old Freddy Buttons lives in Tumbledown Village with his dog, Juno, and his Mam & Dad, Kitty & Ted Buttons. Freddy has lots of animal pals to help him out with any mysterious goings on. They call themselves the F.B.I…. The Freddy Buttons Investigators.
The books are described as ‘food adventure books’ and are all based on their homegrown food and a new mystery that the F.B.I. have to solve. The author, Fiona Dillon, a food writer, blogger and broadcaster, uses her books to help educate kids, in a fun way, about where their food comes from.
Tumbledown Media kindly sent us out all 6 Freddy Button books to review.
We love books. We read every night. My idea was to read one a night at bedtime but we had 4 read within an hour of them coming home from school! We managed to keep two until bedtime. Both kids, at 7 & 5, loved them equally and enjoyed wondering how the mystery would be solved in each story.The illustrations are lovely and the way they make them educational without the kids really realising is very good. We’ve re-read a couple each night at bedtime.
Each book has some facts about a different food and a recipe at the back! My kids are a bit (a lot!) picky so these might be handy to encourage them to try new foods. I’m going to go with the whole “Look! Freddy Buttons likes it!” and see if it works…! In fact, yesterday morning before school I gave them both some honey & lemon because there’s a bit of coughing and sniffing going on. Both of them copied Freddy Buttons advice that happened to be in one of the stories – without me mentioning it – and let the honey & lemon trickle down their throats instead of swallowing it fast! I didn’t even know this was a thing ’til I read it in the book, so that was impressive!
Lovely characters, pictures and story lines make these books a pleasure to read. They went down extremely well here.
*** C O M P E T I T I O N T I M E ***
Thanks to Tumbledown Media I have 6 Freddy Buttons Books to giveaway to one lucky winner!
To be in with a chance, all you have to do is:
Leave a comment below!
The winner will be picked at random on Friday, July 8th. (ROI only)
Best of luck!
Note: I was given 6 books for review purposes. All views are my own.