Tabitha Posy Was Ever So Nosy by Julie Fulton and Jona Jung
|Tabitha Posy Was Ever So Nosy by Julie Fulton and Jona Jung|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: Another riotous romp from the duo who gave us Mrs MacCready. Kids will love it!|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: February 2013|
|Publisher: Maverick Arts|
|External links: Author's website|
It's a couple of years since I met Julie Fulton's Mrs MacCready, who - in case you don't know - was ever so greedy. Remembering what a glorious romp that was, how could I resist a young friend of Julie's by the name of Tabitha Posy? Well, I didn't even try...
I suppose the polite term for Tabitha is 'inquisitive' and educationalist would probably be delighted that she was always asking WHY? or WHAT FOR? and didn't give up until she got an answer. But anyone who has ever had to live with a child like Tabitha will know the truth. Tabitha was downright nosy. Neighbours took to hiding from her and those who could do so made a quick escape. But it all came to a head one day when the new teacher took her class to the zoo. The question as to whether or not snakes sneeze might have been disastrous. The owl was not pleased to have a tail feather removed, but it was the tiger - and the elephant - who taught Tabitha a lesson.
It's another glorious romp from Julie Fulton, told in her trademark rhyme that makes you want to join in with the tale. It could be said that there's a moral in the story but I felt the book was more about having a fun read with something very common taken to ridiculous extremes and I doubt that any child is going to feel that they should change their behaviour after reading this book, although they might be very careful about giving tigers a wide berth! Tabitha does say that she's going to find out more from books rather than asking questions in future - but I bet that doesn't last for long!
What I really loved was that Tabitha might have been a bit of a nuisance on occasions, but she was never objectionable. It takes real skill to be able to develop a personality in a picture book which can reassure children that just because they do things differently, they're not bad. It's partly the story and partly Jona Jung's gorgeous illustrations which achieve this - but it does leave you with a good feeling. I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
If this book appeals then you might enjoy Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman and Sarah Warburton.
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