Puffin Summer AudioBook Club

Friday, August 14, 2015

This week we received a lovely package from Puffin. They invited us to join them in their Summer AudioBook Club. Puffin chose a selection of audiobooks to make the family laugh out loud and to transport us to magical places.

We choose to review The Twits By Roald Dahl, The Worse Witch by Jill Murphy and The Dinosaur that pooped a planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. The boys were delighted when they arrived as we’ve spent most of the holidays in car trips up and down to see my family. I was a little unsure if they’d enjoy them at first and whether they would capture their attention, so we started off with firm favourite and relatively short one – The Dinosaur that pooped a planet. Immediately the story started the boys tuned in. They had their computers to play on but slowly these were put down as they gazed outside enraptured by that naughty dinosaur. It was sheer delight to see that they had drifted off to another world and were picturing the story in their head. I don’t think they would listen to them out of choice at home over the tv but in the car it was sheer bliss to watch them fall in love with new stories and to have silence!

From there we tried The Worst Witch which I adored growing up and I had tried previously to get my eldest into without much success. It took a little bit longer to get into the story for them this time but they were hooked very quickly and we had to remain in the car to listen to the end of the chapter! I was previously worried that they wouldn’t be bothered with audiobooks when they have other technology at their fingertips but its been so lovely to see that imagination still wins. The boys have asked us to buy some new stories to listen to on holiday and I’ve already got started. We loved the Puffin AudioBooks and they were great to get us started and introduced new authors to us. A perfect place to start and a huge thank you for no more “are we  nearly there yet”

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