Jenny Colgan is probably most well known for her adult ‘chick lit’ books, however, more recently she has dipped her toes into children’s stories.
Her ‘Little Beach Street Bakery’ books feature the adorable Neil the Puffin and this is the character Jenny Colgan has based her children’s books on.
We read the first book to Pippa at bedtimes earlier last year and the second book conveniently was published near to Pippa’s birthday! The most recent book was on pre-order as soon as was possible!
Currently there are just the 3 books featuring Neil and his human friend, the little girl Polly who originally rescues him. Each of the stories focuses on an aspect of Polly’s life such as starting school which are perfect for a child of Pippa’s age to relate to.
The illustrations are very appealing in only two colours and the stories themselves are a perfect length for one (longer) or two bedtime story sssions.
Pippa really enjoyed all 3 stories and the fact that each of the books has lots of extra activities at the back (colouring pictures, recipes, jokes etc). She loves Neil and his Eeeeep noise! She also really liked the fact that her bedtime story was written by a lady who writes books that mummy reads and that Neil is in those too! Eeeeep!