Kid’s Book Review: Ebb and Flo and the Baby Seal

Kid’s Book Review: Ebb and Flo and the Baby Seal

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Flo and Mum are busy and Bird is talking to the ducks, which means Ebb is left on her own. So she sets off to find someone to play with. Suddenly, there’s a little cry ‘Wah! Wah!’, it’s a baby seal. At last! A friend for Ebb! But the baby seal is a long way from home. It’s up to Ebb and the family to find the baby seal’s mother.

There are more titles in this series about Ebb and Flo. Visit Graffeg for more information about them (also available in Welsh)


Jane Simmons and Amelie

Jane Simmons studied a BA in illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and won the highest awards given in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize for both her final two years.

After many years of living on an old fishing boat with her husband whilst travelling around the Mediterranean (the same one featured in SHIP’S CAT DORIS and EBB and FLO), she has settled with three rescued dogs, a horse and 4 donkeys in a converted barn in France.

Book Review

We enjoyed looking at the pictures that complimented the story well

Edith liked this story especially the end where the baby seal finds its mummy. She said that’s really sad that the baby seal has lost its Mummy I would be sad if I lost you whilst shopping and we had discussion about always staying with Mummy and to shout out like the seal did if she got lost or separated from us.

This was a lovely little heart-warming story that we enjoyed reading together with a happy ending.

Edith always loves books with animals in especially dogs and we enjoyed looking at the pictures that complimented the story well.

Here is a review of Ebb & Flo:  Their New Friend by a different young reviewer.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Edith
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: swimming, unicorns and rainbows
  • Dislikes: the dark, pancakes and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: The Dinosaur that Pooped by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter
  • Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen
  • Favourite Film: Frozen