‘I love the positive role model that a female inventor gives to children’ – Review of The Oojamaflip by Linda’s Book Bag


Children’s Book Blogger Linda’s Book Bag has always been a wonderful supporter of our books and we are really grateful for her new review of The Oojamaflip by author Lou Treleaven and illustrator Julia Patton. This Early Reader is in our Turquoise Band and can be purchased here.

The Oojamaflip is another super children’s book from Lou Treleaven.

Professor McQuark’s name suits her obsession with inventing and science perfectly. I love the positive role model that a female inventor gives to children, alongside Professor McQuark’s immediate ability to bang, clang, saw and sand in her shed to create the oojamaflip. I also think the sense of fair play that she is awarded a prize, even though her invention won’t fit into the exhibition hall, shows children that risks and creativity can lead to success.

Julia Patton’s illustrations match the text perfectly giving plenty of interest to young readers and opportunity for discussion. However, it is in the text where The Oojamaflip is so important. Lou Treleaven has the ability to use rhyme, repetition and word play in such a natural manner that children can learn new vocabulary and experiment with their own language almost without realising they are doing so. The questions at the end of the text help reinforce meaning and understanding too.

The Oojamaflip is another winner from Lou Treleaven.

Thank you to Linda for the kind review. You can read the full review and many more here.

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