Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Thursday 25th July 2024 - 22:24:25

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  

I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - Junior > Bubbles the Zooting Tooting Manatee review

« Logitech Pro X 60 Lightspeed Keyboard reviewLogitech Pro X 60 Lightspeed KeyboardAndy & the Little Rimu Tree reviewAndy & the Little Rimu Tree »

Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 9211 - Bubbles the Zooting Tooting Manatee
Written by Minky Stapleton

Bubbles the Zooting Tooting Manatee
Price:
$21.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been provided to KIWIreviews by Scholastic (NZ) or their agents for the sole purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was requested, offered nor accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
April 2024

Bubbles the Zooting Tooting Manatee product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsBubble is a gassy little manatee who loves swimming fast. The more she eats, the more she toots, and the faster she zoots. Her elegant mother and aunties are horrified, but when trouble comes - in the form of a hungry alligator - will Bubbles save the day?

This is a heart-warming tale about celebrating your difference and finding your own place in the world. It includes fun and farty facts about manatees. Children will love Bubbles and glory in her exuberance!

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel They do not have a TikTok channel



Tags:
alligator   bubbles   bubbles the zooting tooting manatee   celebrate difference   gas   manatee   minky stapleton   nzmade   scholastic   toot   zoot
Other listings you may be interested in:
All Things Nice with Jo SeagarAll Things Nice with Jo Seagar
Rating: 8.8
CrisisCrisis
Rating: 8.0
CorsairCorsair
Rating: 9.8
Nerdy Ninjas vs the Really, Really Unreal GuysNerdy Ninjas vs the Really, Really Unreal Guys
Rating: 6.5
You Don't Know MeYou Don't Know Me
Rating: 8.6
Crazy kiwi tops and tailsCrazy kiwi tops and tails
Rating: 10.0
Daisy the Doughnut FairyDaisy the Doughnut Fairy
Rating: 9.5
The Third KingdomThe Third Kingdom
Rating: 4.0
Artemis Fowl: The Time ParadoxArtemis Fowl: The Time Paradox
Rating: 10.0
The Super Amazing Adventures of Me, Pig The Super Amazing Adventures of Me, Pig 
Rating: 10.0
Hush: A Kiwi LullabyHush: A Kiwi Lullaby
Rating: 9.6
Rise of the Jain 1 - The SoldierRise of the Jain 1 - The Soldier
Rating: 9.8
Brushstrokes of MemoryBrushstrokes of Memory

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 13th of May, 2024

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 10/10
Age Appropriate:
Score 10 out of 10
Story:
Score 10 out of 10
Illustrations:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

It can never be said too often - farts are funny! When you are a toddler, they are funny. When you are at primary school, they are still funny. And even - dare I say it? - many adults find them funny too; it is impossible to stifle laughter when a four-year-old is giggling hysterically about what has just happened. It is not just human farts that are funny; dogs and cats do it regularly as well, something that every pet owner can attest to. So do cows! But until I read this book, I had not really thought about manatees in this context. But now that I have, I find it amazing that they actually harness their flatulence and use it as a flotation aid. I guess it puts a whole new perspective upon the power of natural gas!

Both children loved the book from the moment they first saw it. Mr One, while unable as yet to follow the story, was captivated by the bold, bright graphics, He also liked it when his mother and older sister made appropriate sounds as they read the text together. It will not be long before he too is able to understand the story as well; in the meantime, he can admire the pictures and enjoy their energy.

Miss Four, on the other hand, was completely on board with the story of Bubbles and her rebellion against the somewhat proper family she had been born into. Instead of moving gracefully, propelling herself slowly and coordinating her wind to control direction, Bubbles finds that eating extra seagrass will produce explosive farts that will enable her to become a speed freak. Despite the disapproval of her snooty aunties and mortified mum, Bubbles refuses to slow down. Of course, it all turns out happily for her in the end.

There is a nice lesson in the book about being true to yourself and not letting your behaviour be dictated by others' expectations. Bubbles' zooting and tooting is not harming anyone else, so why not? It is important for young people to accept their own individuality and grow to become the person they want to be. It would be a very boring world if everyone turned out the same - and where would our leaders and inventors be if that were the case?

At the end of the book is a page of manatee facts which the children's mother and I found fascinating. Miss Four can understand most of these now; as Mr One gets older, he too will be fascinated to learn about these amazing creatures. It means that the book will be read over and over again as the children's verbal competence increases. It will not be very long before Miss Four is reading it to Mr One herself.

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.4
Product reviews for listing 5488: Going Supernova: Space Exploration -  Written by Charles Hope

Product image for Going Supernova: Space ExplorationTake a look at the technological wonders of space, as you've never seen them before...

The second title in the Going Supernova series, which explores the awe-inspiring wonders of space.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Education is what you get when you read the fine-print. Experience is what you get when you don't."
anonymous