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Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers by Michael Firman #Review #Children’s #Illustrated

Title: Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers

Author: Michael Firman

Illustratior: Nick Roberts

Release Date: 14th August 2018

Genre: Picture Book

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Format: Paperback


My Review:

Just look at that cover – I think it shows just how cute and appealing this children’s story of friendship, support and working together really is. There are great veg-characters, bad bandit bunnies and, of course, Tommy Twigtree overlooking all the escapades in the garden. When Olive Onion and Larry Leek invite Charlie the Carrot to join them, they work together to help him plant his seeds and there’s a spirit of friendship and camaraderie in the vegetable patch. However when Robbie Rabbit and his fellow bunny bandits decide they want to eat up the carrots how can the veg protect them?

It is a lovely story, beautifully illustrated and an appealing read. The characters and plot will appeal to youngsters, especially if the book is being read to them. It is an inspirational story of working together to overcome bullies, a fun read that I recommend to anyone with young children in their care. I could certainly envisage using it either as a parent or in a classroom situation to promote discussions regarding events in the story and actions taken by the characters, linking these to similar scenarios the children might experience in real life – great for PSHE!

I requested and was given a copy of this book. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


Tommy Twigtree and his friends enjoy peace and harmony in their garden.

That is until Robbie Rabbit and his Bandits decide that carrots are on the menu!


Tommy Twigtree And The Carrot Crunchers is the first book for children by Michael Firman.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41030626-tommy-twigtree-and-the-carrot-crunchers

Amazon UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twigtree-Carrot-Crunchers-Michael-Firman/dp/1912262959

Amazon US Link: https://www.amazon.com/Twigtree-Carrot-Crunchers-Michael-Firman/dp/1912262959/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tommy-twigtree-and-the-carrot-crunchers-michael-firman/1128993371?ean=9781912262953

Author Information

Michael lives in rural Sussex with his wife. His story telling started when his eldest grandchild was old enough to appreciate a bedtime tale. Rather than read to her he began to craft stories about the trees, plants and animals that live in his garden. As time passed and a second grandchild also enjoyed these tales of adventure and daring, the stories began to create a whole world that lived and went about its business right in his garden.

His grand kids, Poppy and Rudi continue to enjoy further developments in the lives of the characters that populate these stories and Tommy Twigtree and The Carrot Crunchers is the first in a series charming garden tales.


Tour Schedule

Monday 13th August –             Book Babble                          Love Books Group

Tuesday 14th August –            Reading for Pleasure

Wednesday 15th August –      Frasers Fun House

Thursday 16th August –          Splashes into Books

Friday 17th August –                 Donna’s Book Blog

 Saturday 18th August –          Emma’s Bookery

Sunday 19th August –             Jazzy Book Reviews

Monday 20th August –            Rachel Bustin

Tuesday 21st August –            Whispering Stories

Wednesday 22nd August –    OBC Mini Reviewers

Thursday 23rd August –        Chris Philippou

Friday 24th August –               Rosie Writes

Saturday 25th August –         Criminally Good

Sunday 26th August –            Wrong Side of Forty

One comment on “Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers by Michael Firman #Review #Children’s #Illustrated

  1. carhicks
    August 17, 2018

    I absolutely love the cover.


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