Earlier this year I reviewed the children’s book The Fed-Up Cow by Peta Lemon and absolutely loved it. You can see my review here. When Peta got in touch to ask if I would like another of her books, Timmy on the Toilet, in return for an honest review, I simply couldn’t resist.
Timmy on the Toilet is available for purchase here.
Timmy on the Toilet
Timmy is walking to school one day and saves a fairy in distress. He is granted a wish but accidentally wishes that he could fly whilst sitting on the toilet at school.
Join Timmy on his adventures flying on the toilet and find out what happens when the fairy grants him another wish for looking so daft!
My Review of Timmy on the Toilet
If you’re granted a wish by a fairy, you’d better be careful where and when you use it!
Timmy on the Toilet is such a brilliant children’s book. There’s fabulous humour as Timmy flies around the town (complete with bare bottom) and children will find both the story and illustrations very funny and very entertaining. Timmy on the Toilet could be read independently by children or as a smashing story to share. I can envisage families bonding brilliantly as they giggle over Timmy’s adventures.
Just like Peta Lemon’s The Fed-Up Cow, Timmy on the Toilet has the perfect balance of text to fabulous illustration so that there’s real value in exploring all the wonderful details in the pictures. I particularly loved the facial expressions on the faces of the people Timmy flies past.
I loved the adventures Timmy has whilst welded to the loo and there’s a great plot which is exciting and extremely well resolved too. The underlying theme that the way we behave has consequences is woven into the narrative so cleverly. Timmy helps the fairy and so is rewarded with his wish, whereas the teacher Mrs Grobble is so nasty she gets what she deserves.
However, for me, the best aspect of Timmy on the Toilet is the brilliant way Peta Lemon uses language. Pitch perfect for children to be able to access, there’s a natural rhyme scheme that extends spelling and vocabulary effortlessly as children encounter homophones and smashing onomatopoeia.
I think Timmy on the Toilet is an absolutely brilliant children’s book. if you haven’t yet encountered Peta Lemon as a children’s author I recommend you do so immediately.
About Peta Lemon
Peta Lemon is the author of beautifully illustrated children’s picture books, published under the imprint Quirky Picture Press.
Her books are always funny, written in rhyme and illustrated by Maria Dasic Todoric.