Wednesday, 10 July 2013

"Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby!" Children's Book Review

My youngest is 3, and although she doesn't know who the Royal Family is, she does know that mummy is having a baby and babies cry a lot when they're little. 

So when we were sent a copy of "Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby!" from Bloomsbury Books to review, it quickly became her favourite book and she takes it everywhere with her. I've lost how many times she taken it to playschool and every night before bed she asks us to read it. She even knows when to do the WAAAA baby crying noise as part of the story and is recognising when to join in with "Don't Wake the Royal Baby"

For me the book is a lovely little reminder and keepsake as the whole of Britain gets ready for the birth of the Royal Baby and I love the pictures and story. 

Building on from the Queen's entrance to the 2012 British Olympics where she appears to skydive from a plane with James Bond actor Daniel Craig, you have the Queen skydiving with the baby to help it go to sleep. 

You have the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, taking the baby out for a ride to get it to sleep, but unlike most fathers, William takes it for a ride in his helicopter. 

Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton are also in the book, described as the baby's auntie and uncle, and as they are both seen as party animals they're seen discussing a party to welcome the new baby. 

The Queen's husband, Prince Philip is mentioned as the King and so are the Queen's corgi's and the changing of the guard, all of which wake the poor baby. 

My favourite picture has to be the last one in the book. Where EVERYONE is asleep and the writing reads "Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Family"

The drawings, are gorgeous and are very alike charactures of the members of the Royal Family. You really can tell who is who!

The book is written by Martha Mumford and illustrated by Ada Grey and was released on the 18th July 2013 with a RRP of £6.99. An eBook edition, with audio read by Emilia Fox is also available from the 25th July 2013 with an RRP of £6.99

I highly recommend this book and so does my 3yr old who doesn't go anywhere without it!

We were sent a copy of Shh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby for free on the understanding I would write an honest review of what I thought about it. I received no payment and the review is my own honest and unbiased opinion of the product and I retain full editorial control and integrity. 

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