Jungle Tails Book Review

If your child loves books, then you must pick up this lovely little book Jungle Tails. A beautiful read where you will find the tail of a group of friends who come together to save a fellow comrade. It’s a story about friendship. It’s funny, colourful and engaging. A rhyming story sure to grab your little ones attention and imagination. Let me introduce you to the Jungle Tail characters; Arvin Ape, Ethel Elephant (Lil G’s favourite), Arnie Ardvark, Terry Toad, Squawky Bird, Slinky Snake (Lil G’s 2nd favourite) and Gilbert Giraffe…


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A sign of a good book in our little family is the resounding again which bellowed out of Lil G’s mouth after reading the story together for the first time. I asked Lil G what he thought about the book and here is his answer:

It was all good. Super Super. My favourite was Ethel the Elephant mummy. It was fun mummy.

There were a few of Lil G’s favourite animals in the book which only added to the magic of the story. We then came across a little surprise, that would be Arnie Ardvark. A new animal to Lil G which led to a number of questions as to what an Ardvark actually is and why he had his nose stuck down a hole! This was a perfect moment to introduce Lil G to the nursery decorations which we were also sent. A really cute addition to the book, such a sweet touch where the characters can be purchased alongside the book and the story can be acted out! I watched over in amazement as Lil G began to match up the characters in the book to the handheld animals by name. Bearing in mind that we had only read the story twice.

He played happily with the soft toys and it wasn’t long before he was acting out his favourite parts of the story and soon became best friends with the characters. It was cuddles all round. It is safe to say that these rather cute animals have been taken to bed and the book has been added to the ‘keepers’ collection.


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The characters can be ordered alongside and I would highly recommend them. Perfect size for little hands, as is the book. Lil G who is now 3 years and 4 months old, has become rather independent of late especially when it comes down to his reading. He absolutely loves a book which he can hold comfortably.

Jungle Tails is a children’s book aimed for reading age 3 to 7 years. As Lil G is at the bottom end of this scale I was a little worried he may have been a little young. I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the first time he set his eyes on the story he instantly connected with the book and the characters.

What pleased me most was when Lil G returned to the story the following morning. I am always amazed by his memory and imagination. He sat down beside me, without prompt and began reading the story to me. Pretty much with the exception of some ‘toddler language’ he recited the story just from looking at the illustrations. I’d say that’s a success! He went on to ask if he could take the book to show his friends at Kindergarten. Now that’s a first.

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This is a perfect story for understanding the importance of friendship and helping one another. Which came at the perfect time for Lil G who is currently finding one friendship at Kindergarten a little tough.

As a little treat, Lin Phillips will be holding special festive events at the Norton Canes Library* on Saturday 13 December 11-12 and 1-2 at the Cannock Library*, in addition to that she will also be at Rugeley Library* on 20 December 11-12. Lin will be signing and selling books and in addition to that she will also be hosting a children’s craft activity, which is free (please ring to book a place and to avoid disappointment).

*All of which are in Staffordshire

If all that wasn’t enough, I have the pleasure of showing you a sneaky peak of a new book which will be released at the end of the month – ‘The Gnu in the canoe’ which you will also find at the above events…


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Lin Phillips is a Publisher, Children’s Author and illustrator of picture books and Educational Teaching Resources – See more here.

For more details on where to buy this beautiful book and the rather cute nursery decorations click here.

You can reach Lin via Twitter here and on Facebook here.

Disclosure: We were gifted this item for the purpose of this review. All words are my own


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