Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Rockpool

Kid’s Book Review: Fletcher and the Rockpool

About the Book and Author

This is a lovely picture book for young children featuring the adorable fox character called Fletcher.  In this gentle story written by Julia Rawlinson Fletcher tumbles happily onto the beach where he is dazzled by the sun, sea and space. He soon finds a rockpool full of new friends…

As you can see from the short film the story is beautifully illustrated in soft pastels by Tiphanie Beeke.  The Fletcher stories are all published by Graffeg.

Fletcher and the Rockpool_COVER
Julia Rawlinson author

Julia Rawlinson is a writer of children’s poetry and picture books which have been recognised and sold internationally. Her other recent works include Sweet Dreaming, illustrated by Nicole Wong (Sourcebooks), Dragon’s Lost Roar, illustrated by Beccy Blake (Franklin Watts) and Mule School, illustrated by Lynne Chapman (Gullane Children’s Books).

Tiphanie Beeke attended the Royal College of Art where she gained a Master’s degree in Illustration and has since specialised in children’s books. Her recent work includes illustrations for Fast Asleep in a Little Village in Israel by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod (Apples & Honey Press) and Changes: A Child’s First Poetry Collection by Charlotte Zolotow (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Book Review

The sparkly waves on the last page are fun

Theo’s comments: I love Fletcher’s adventures. He finds so many things on the beach and he loves the water like me. I love looking at the pictures of the fish, the limpets and the crab. I also love seeing the sea at night and the big moon. The sparkly waves on the last page are fun.

Mum’s Opinion : A great book about Fletcher, the fox cub stumbling across a rock pool on the beach and finding all sorts of exciting sea creatures from crabs to sea anemones. Fletcher feels he needs to save the sea creatures as the water disappears from the rock pool with the tide but it soon fills up the next day. It is lovely for little ones to follow Fletcher’s adventures on the beach and for them to learn the names of different sea creatures. The book is brilliantly illustrated and we love the glittery waves on the last page.


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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Theo
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: bananas, Teletubbies and ducks
  • Dislikes: water and rice
  • Favourite Book: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
  • Favourite Film: The Boss Baby
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Ducks