11 Nov 2021


  One of several bloggers who over fourteen days will be participating in the Blog Tour for two books from the Full Media Ltd stable {the full schedule for both of which can be found at the bottom of the post} Today {the 1st day of the Tour) its my pleasure to be sharing my thoughts on ...


Target Audience ... Children (ages 4-8)

Genre ... Picture book 

Publication Date ... 23rd September 2021

Standalone First Book in a series

Estimated Page Count ... 40

Publisher ... Full Media Ltd

Purchase Link ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Who-Breathed-Underwater-ebook/dp/B09GMDBHS2/

When lying in his bed, a boy is visited by a genie. He is given a week to try out different superhero powers. What adventures will he have, and which power will he choose to keep? ... SYNOPSIS

A little boy once lay awake in his bed.

A curious thought had come into his head.

'If I had a superpower, which would it be?

I wish I could try out some powers to see.' ... FIRST VERSE {Page not numbered}

He watched as his clothes picked themselves off the floor. 

Some flew to the wash pile, some into his drawer.  ... MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page not numbered}

MY THOUGHTS ... A fun rhyming picture book about a boy who dreams of having a super power {just which one though; will he chose to be invisible or maybe to be strong or how about to be super fast or will he discover he's super just as he is?with engaging illustrations by Sarah-Leigh Wills.

I really enjoyed this fun and exciting book that has a very powerful message at its heart. That it captured and held the imagination of my fellow little bookworms {aged 5, 6 and 8} even when read/the illustrations shown on-line {imagine how much better when done in person} not something that all books manage to do. What really surprised me though was the discussion that then followed; which was the best of the seven super powers that the boy tried out? Which super power would they/I like and why? What makes them/me special just as we are.

ABOUT IZZY REES ... Izzy Rees was born in West London, but has spent the last thirty years living in Derby. Ten years ago, when her three girls were young, she began work on a series of rhyming picture books, created in snatched moments, and initially written on small scraps of paper or whatever was available. She always intended to revisit them, and Covid and lockdown presented the opportunity; unable to continue her work as a neurophysiotherapist, working with vulnerable patients, she decided it was now or never! She has written six books so far in the ‘The Boy Who’ series, The Boy Who Breathed Underwater being the first one. The others will be published in the near future.


BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE ... ~ 11th November: Felicity Grace Terry ~ Cat and Mouse Reading ~ Kraftireader ~ 12th November: donnasbookblog ~ Bookwormsina ~  Rae Reads ~ 13th November: Snowphiethebookworm ~ Ceri.welshmumof3.reads  ~  Gina Rae Mitchell ~ 14th November:

Twoladiesandabook ~ Books_from_the_shed  ~ Jazzy Book Reviews ~ 15th November: Snowphiethebookworm ~ Mum’s Book Blast ~ Cup of Toast ~ 16th November: Ceri's Little Blog ~ David's Book Blurg ~ jades_life_journey ~ 17th November: Dash Fan Book Reviews ~ ramblingmads.com The bookish hermit ~ 18th November: Jane Hunt Writer ~ Cat and Mouse Reading ~ Kraftireader ~ 19th November:  donnasbookblog ~ Bookwormsina ~ Rae Reads ~ 20th November: Splashes Into Books ~ Lisa's Reading ~  Jazzy Book Reviews ~ 21st November: Splashes Into Books ~ @penfoldlayla ~ Colin Garrow ~ 22nd November: Felicity Grace Terry ~ Mum’s Book Blast ~ Stressed Rach ~ 23rd November: Twoladiesandabook ~ My baby and my books ~ Bookmarks and Stages ~ 24th November: Dash Fan Book Reviews ~ @penfoldlayla ~ Linda's Book Bag ~

NB I shall be posting my thoughts on the second book on this tour on the 22nd of November. FGT


Kelly said...

I'm glad you and your co-reviewers enjoyed this one together!

nightwingsraven said...

From what you shared in your
review this book definitely
conveys a powerful message.
And I appreciate the rhyme
and illustrations.

DMS said...

This book sounds like fun. I can see why it would be an excellent discussion starter! :)