We were kindly gifted a copy of Big Splash Circus by Karina Choudhrie. And what a joy to see something so fun-filled come out of 2020! This is an unpaid review, but all thoughts are our own. As a family reading before bed is part of our ‘together-time’ routine, before bed. So, we absolutely love reviewing books a part of this.
What is Big Splash Circus?
Ultimately it’s a fun-filled undersea circus full of those of different characters and a heart felt message. Big Splash Circus is a place of inclusion, where everyone can take part and discover what makes them special. From acrobatics to music and making people smile.
About The Author
Born in India and raised in Dubai Karina Choudhrie was college educated in the States. Now living in London with her husband and 3 kids; the inspiration behind her latest publication.
On first glance of the cover, we really didn’t know what to expect. However, once opened up it revealed some of the most beautifully detailed illustrations I’ve ever seen in a children’s book.
The book itself couldn’t have come at a better time with all our current #DontKeepMum careers guidance over on IG Live. So, it was wonderful to be able to translate the meaning of that to the kids. With all their similarities P and Theon have very different ways to approach tasks and have their strengths in very different areas. Big Splash Circus was a nice way to discuss our different strengths and talents. Which sparked conversations on both team work and the importance of differences.
At just 2 the story was a little too long winded for P, but she did appreciate the illustrations. Theon however, at 4 was really engaged and loved following Lantern Fish and friends as they discover how their friend can also be a part of the show.
Where To Find A Copy?
Big Splash Circus is published by CandyJar Books and is available in hardback (£11.99) and paperback (£5.99) at Waterstones, WHSmiths, Foyles as well as other independent bookshops and online retailers.
Have you read this book? Share your thoughts on perfect bedtime reads in the comments below.
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Sounds and looks like a lovely book, with a great message as well! x #KidsAndKreativity
100% As one of 6 kids growing up it really hits lots of markers for me. Especially now as an adult who works freelance and creatively in a remit that never existed growing up.
That sounds like a lovely book. I love the look of the illustrations and it’s brilliant that it shares a message of inclusivity too. #KidsandKreativity
Yes, we need more of this!
Looks like a lovely little book. I think we need more books to teach our kids to embrace their strengths and differences. Thanks for sharing at #KidsandKreativity, hope to see you back next time.