We have read Boris Saves the Show repeatedly since I won this book in a competition on Tim Warnes’ website – it’s become a firm favourite of ours.
The Story: Boris and his class are getting ready to do a show. After a few problems Miss Cluck finds Boris a job that he can do to help with the preparations and a rummage through the dressing up box provides the perfect costume for a large bear. However, disaster strikes when the tractor carrying the audience gets stuck in the mud, it is down to Boris to come to the rescue so that the show can go on!
Boris is such an adorable character who is trying hard to fit in and be part of the class despite his size. The familiar setting of a school and the cute animal characters are very easy for children to identify with and I find the text easy to read with a lovely font, there are also extra quotes from the characters within the pictures. We love Tim Warnes’ beautiful illustrations (being a teacher I particularly love the very realistic displays on the wall of the classroom!). My daughter also has her favourite pictures (Maxwell’s pink wig and the old fashioned telephone have her in fits of giggles!). The gentle pace of Boris Saves the Show makes it a good bedtime read.
We definitely look forward to reading more about Boris and his friends.
Age Range: 2 +
Author: Carrie Weston / Illustrator: Tim Warnes