I am very pleased to be on the blog tour for Operation Clean Up Day today.
This is the story of two very imaginative little boys and their resistance to cleaning up their toys…
Two little boys are about to go out for the day to the swimming pool as a treat. But before they can go, they must tidy up all their toys – which are all over the house – as requested by their Mummy. The boys consider this a mission! The boys attempt to clean up their toys in various parts of the house while making all sorts of excuses to Mummy to leave the toys where they are. The boys are easily side-tracked when attempting to clean up each room, as they find themselves playing with their toys again, their imaginations taking over. They find themselves driving trains, defending castles from ogres, climbing high mountains, flying spaceships, catching sea serpents and meeting prehistoric dinosaurs. All while trying to clean up their toys!
Written by Jason Tucker and stunningly illustrated by Nick Roberts, Operation Clean Up Day is a fantastic journey through the imagination of two children, who can turn a simple set of toys into an entire fantasy world, whilst teaching children the valuable lesson of tidying up their toys after playtime!
With rhyming verses and beautiful illustrations, this is a fun book on the theme of cleaning up.
Two little boys have a mission to clean up their mess so they can go to the pool, but every room they enter has a magical play kingdom of its own…
The story was sweet and fun, the drawings colourful and inspiring, and the rhyming fresh (although not always perfectly flowing). There was a distinct lack of grammar (no quotation marks for speech, etc.) so not recommended for children learning to read, but a lovely story to read to little ones. Enjoyable.
About the author:
Born and raised in London, Jason Tucker is married and is a father of three young boys. He is enjoying an international working life basing himself between London and Dubai. This is his first published work with a number of other titles in the pipeline as well as working on a number of other ventures including TV, Film & graphic novels.