Kid’s Book Review: When Jelly had a Wobble

Kid’s Book Review: When Jelly had a Wobble

About the Book and Author

This brightly coloured, glossy picture book is a beacon to young children who will enjoy the rhyme and repetition in the story and foodie pictures.

Written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Tom Knight, this book also has a message about it being okay (and entirely normal) to feel apprehensive sometimes.

“wibble wobble, wibble wobble, Jelly on a plate”

When Jelly is entered into the ‘Best Food Competition’, it makes him wobble with worry. Everyone loves chicken nuggets and pizza – but does everyone love jelly?

He’s worried he won’t be popular. But Jelly learns that the things that make us different should be celebrated… and that it’s definitely OK to have a wobble every now and then.

It is published by Scholastic.

WHenJellyHada Wobble cover
Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson is the author of over 40 books so far and she just keeps going. She loves to perform her stories, sometimes dressed as my characters. In 2020 I won the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards alongside David Walliams. Visit her website to see if you have read any of the other books she has written. Can you remember which title someone from our kids’ reviews panel has already read and written about?!!

Tom Knight is an illustrator and author from the east coast of England. When he isn’t illustrating he can be found plonking away on various stringed instruments, or staring at the broken boat in the front garden and wishing that he knew how to fix it! Visit his website to see you you recognise any other books he has illustrated.



Book Review

It had us laughing and singing together which was a nice way to bond over a book

Mum says: This is interesting book with a bright, appealing cover.

Adam was attracted to the repetition of the rhyme and it had us laughing and singing together which was a nice way to bond with my youngest child over a book.

The large and colourful pictures were perfect too and all the food was exciting for an ever hungry toddler.

The story content is great for young children and very relatable.

The book addresses the complex and important themes of overcoming fears and friendship in a child friendly way.

It provided a good starting point for a family discussion about how this applies to our lives.

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Reviewer Profile

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  • Name: Adam
  • Age: 2 years
  • Likes: eating fruit, jigsaw puzzles and visiting the park
  • Dislikes: Helicopters and fireworks
  • Favourite Book: What's Where on Earth Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life: The Amazing History of Earth's most Incredible Animals
  • Favourite Song: Five Little Monkeys