I’m very excited that my next review is of not one, not two but three books created by R.E. Fisher. The Bobby and Morph collection has been read and enjoyed by children across the UK, so if you like books such as Paddington Bear and Winnie-the-Pooh, then the Bobby and Morph collection is a must for your little one’s bookshelf.
The Bobby and Morph series includes 10 short stories whose aim is to teach important life lessons to children (and adults), such as being kind and polite to others, thinking of others and being comfortable in your own skin (something I feel is extremely important to pass on to today’s children!)
Bobby and Morph are two dogs who through their adventures, tell a story about these important life lessons. The three books, Bobby and Morph: Help the Man Who Didn’t Have a House, Bobby and Morph: Find Their Happy Place and Meet Sonny and Bobby and Morph: Help the Mayor with the Magic Scarf, each includes its own lesson and really makes the reader think about how we can make a difference to those out there.
I love that the books tackle very “real” issues that affect each and every one of us. For example, the book Bobby and Morph: Help the Man Who Didn’t Have a House, talks about homelessness and that not everyone is fortunate enough to have a warm bed and clothes, but that kindness and offering something as simple as a cup of tea could make a real difference in that person’s life. In Bobby and Morph: Help the Mayor With the Magic Scarf, it teaches us about the importance of being kind to everyone, regardless of our position and status in society.
I absolutely love the books. They’re written well, the illustrations truly are beautiful and I particularly enjoy that there’s an ethical message included in each book. Each book includes around 15 pages, so not too long or short for bedtime reading. Heartwarming and great for when your children are learning to read, these books are a must.
I do think that the size of the text is a little small for smaller children who are learning to read and some words could be simplified but I guess a parent could definitely assist with this.
Although Raife was a bit young to understand the message of the books (aimed at 4 to 7-year-olds) I’ll definitely be keeping these and will be reading them to him when he is older. They did help to send him off to sleep so in my eyes, that’s a win! My husband also commented how much he enjoyed the books – a great compliment in itself, trust me!
Score – 4 out of 5