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WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ Snowball the Baby Bigfoot by Ruth Symes Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Happy New Year! So…. it’s been a little while since the last post. We have had a busy but brilliant Christmas  holiday. However, I can assure you that even more reading than ever has been going on and I have lots of fantabulous books to share with you, as well as lots of other book related posts brewing in the pipeline! The first is ‘Snowball the Baby Bigfoot’ – the third book in ‘The Secret Animal Society’ by Ruth Symes.

The series so far consists of:

Cornflake the Baby Dragon

Spike the Sea Serpent

Snowball the Baby Bigfoot

The premise of the series revolves around a brother and sister who bring home one of the school’s forgotten pets to look after for the holidays…. and before they know it their lives change forever!

Without giving too much away, the third book in the series continues with their encounters with mythical creatures and fans of the original will be delighted to know that ‘Cornflake’ makes an appearance too!

There is a magical Christmas/Winter theme to this book too and it would make a great alternative to the traditional Christmas story.

We found this series in our local library and my daughter, who adores all things dragon was intrigued by the title of the first book. We were not disappointed – surely it would be any animal lovers dream to discover and raise a baby dragon?!

This is a chapter book aimed at young readers, I would suggest from Reception age up to lower KS2 and depending on reading capabilities, could be read aloud or read independently. The chapters are a ‘good’ length so don’t allow younger readers to get bored but they absolutely still create that important element of suspense to keep them wanting more.

We loved the note from the author at the start and couldn’t resist having a go at the suggested recipe – yum! A great baking experience, even for very little hands and they tasted delicious too! At my daughter’s request we even saved a cake and left it on the window sill because “Cornflake must love Cornflake cakes’. She left a note and of course he visited and left a note back!


You can find out more about Ruth Symes and her books at www.ruthsymes.com

1 thought on “WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ Snowball the Baby Bigfoot by Ruth Symes Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton”

  1. Those cakes look delicious!!! 🙂 I think Cornflake would like them very much. I’m very glad you enjoyed reading the book because I loved writing about Cornflake and his adventures.

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