The Inventing Tubes (A Pasta Kidz (TM) and Petz Adventure)
by Bryony Supper (Author), Julian Bray (Illustrator)
From the author as found on Amazon:
“‘The Pasta Kidz™ and Petz Adventures’ are humorous, zany, magical and chaotic stories that bring together the pasta-themed Kidz – including Sarah Spaghetti, Rikki Ravioli, Camilla Cannelloni (above) and their creative Petz – Mumbo the Macaroni Dog, Spud the Spaghetti Horse and Val the Vermicelli Snake (above) together in unusual circumstances, engaging with strange magical objects that have a life of their own. The songs, music and humour, told in specially invented pasta language, will engage 4-to-7 year olds in a fantasy world of friendship.
The plots and messages reinforce how the Kidz are unique, with different personalities and their own needs. Each tale shows how they help each other, usually with their own individual Petz, and throughout the series we see how their personalities and friendships develop especially when encountering new characters, like the evil and huge Pasta Beasties!
In The Inventing Tubes, the first Pasta Kidz™ adventure in a series of up to forty books, Sarah and Marc Macaroni try their hand at inventing fun objects – and get a very grumpy PastaBall to play football with. But Sarah proves that the sport is not just for boys and she tries her hand at inventing her own ball! Every highly-branded Pasta Kidz™ and Petz story, illustrated in beautiful, full-colour detail, contains a moral message and will both inform and entertain young readers.”
I received a copy of The Inventing Tubes by Bryony more than a month ago and just now actually read this delightful book for kids! There is a saying that goes “never judge a book by its cover” but this book has a stand out cover – caught my eye!
At first I found wordage and the characters confusing, until I looked in the back and read what funny words meant, and met the pasta kids. The rhyming is incredible, the illustrations are superb, and I know this book will delight children and make them laugh. If a child doesn’t know pasta, by the end of this book they will know several types of pasta. Along with the games and fun, kids receive a strong message regarding patience – an ability that takes time to acquire as a child. The next books in this series should be equally incredible.
Thanks Bryony Supper for sending me a copy of your book. This is a truly honest and unbiased opinion and review of your book.