Kid’s Book Review: Ebb and Flo and their New Friend

Kid’s Book Review: Ebb and Flo and their New Friend

About the Book and Author

One day Ebb and Flo find a bird sitting in their boat – in Ebb’s favourite spot! Flo invites the bird to join them, but Ebb isn’t so sure and wishes the bird would just fly away. But what happens when Ebb’s wish comes true?

A seaside story of friendship with Ebb and Flo written by Jane Simmons and published by Graffeg Ltd.

Ebb and Flo cover
Jane Simmons and Amelie

Jane Simmons is a children’s author and illustrator and the person behind the Ebb and Flo picture-book series. Jane studied illustration at Anglia Ruskin University and won the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize in her final 2 years of study. Ebb and Flo picture books were also made into a TV series which aired in 2005 on Channel 5 and featured the narration of Fiona Shaw. The show has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide.

Book Review

Kit enjoyed “beep beep beep”ing along with Bird

This is the first Ebb and Flo book we have read and Kit was intrigued by the cast of three; Ebb the dog, Flo the girl and Bird the goose. “A dog and a goose in a boat!?”

As we read the book together Kit identified the emotions that Ebb was feeling: sad and jealous of Bird to begin with. Then a different kind of sadness, upset and surprise that Bird was no longer with them. Finally he was happy that Bird was back.

We talked through these feelings and Kit enjoyed “beep beep beep”ing along with Bird.

Kit has chosen more Ebb and Flo titles to explore from the pictures at the back of this book so we will definitely return to the series!

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Kit
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: swings, pink and Lego
  • Dislikes: washing hands and long car journeys
  • Favourite Book: Car Car Truck Jeep by Katrina Charman
  • Favourite Song: The Bog Bang Theory theme tune
  • Favourite TV Programme: The Clangers (TV) or nature documentaries