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Tidy by Emily Gravett πŸ“š a book review

April 18, 2016

I love kids books with beautiful illustrations, large pages and most importantly a moral at the end of the story.

Stories which my boys love and remember are always the ones with fantastic pictures, a loveable main character and a storyline which is memorable.

The Book –


From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy. 

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! 

Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? 

Lush foliage and delightfully funny characters abound in this dramatic tale of overzealous neatness that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour.

 The freshness and vibrancy of the illustrations, the endearing charm of the animal characters, and the many deft comic details throughout make this a very special book.

My Verdict –


My boys loved Pete the badger. My younger son is a bit of a neat freak himself so took to Pete straight away, with his love for tidying everything up! 

The fox, the owl, the birds; all were loved.

A gorgeous book adults and kids will love, with a wonderful tales and a very important moral to the story.

The key themes of the book are teaching children about preserving the environment and the wonder of changing seasons. The target audience would be boys and girls aged 4+. 


Tidy is available to purchase on amazon and at major bookstores. Find out more about award winning author Emily Gravett at the link below –


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