Tiddler by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Once there was a fish and his name was Tiddler…

And so begins this wonderful rhyming picture book from the author and illustrator combination that gave us The Gruffalo. 

This was actually the very first story we ever read to Pippa and Henry when they were just tiny babies and we all still love it today, in fact Henry chose to read it at bedtime only a couple of days ago. 

It tells the story of Tiddler who, despite his size, tells the most wonderful stories as the reason for him being late to school. Then one day he really does have an adventure and the power of storytelling is instrumental in bringing him home safely. 

This is lovely to read aloud with a rhythm that’s easy for children to pick up and join in with. It is also a great book for playing around with voices for the different characters! The illustrations as usual from Axel Scheffler are fabulously engaging and include lots of little details – can you spot the Gruffalo fish? 

Overall this is a perfect bedtime book which I’m certain we will all continue to enjoy for years to come!