C especially gets excited when he gets books in the post and when we received 'Supertato: Veggies Assemble' he couldn't wait to read it in bed that night. The book is written by Sue Hendra and most of you will probably be familiar with some of her other books; 'Norman the Slug' and 'Barry the Fish with Fingers'. C has never read these books before, nor the original Supertato book but we always watch CBeebies and he's heard the stories being read by some of the presenters. He recognised Supertato right away.
The book is set in a supermarket where one of the frozen peas has turned evil and switched off the freezers, causing the rest of the frozen food to be in danger. Supertato comes to try to save the day but is outnumbered by peas so he calls on his SuperVeggies to help.
It's a really fun book and C asks to read it quite a lot. He loves joining in and shouting "Supertato to the rescue!" It's the perfect length to keep his interest and every page is bursting with colour.
As a grown up, I had a few little bits that I really enjoyed. Supertato summons the Veggies by shining a V signal. As a huge Batman fan I thought that was quite funny as well as Supertato tricking the peas into a box by disguising as a party.
It isn't just a fun book but it's educational too. From reading, C learned that some vegetables have to stay frozen or else they turn bad. He's actually made a comment about it when I was taking a bag of frozen veg out of my own freezer one night for dinner! At the end, tomato corrects Supertato when he thanks the Veggies by saying that he's really a fruit - a nice little addition.
Supertato: Veggies Assemble is published by Simon & Schuster and will be released on April 21st 2016. You can pre-order a softback copy on Amazon now for only £5.24 (RRP £6.99).
(We received this book for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)