Storytime Saturday: Meltdown

Storytime Saturday a weekly blog feature showcasing any new books we’ve been reading with Erin, reviewing picture books and talking about our monthly library haul! Basically, Storytime Saturday is all about books! This week we’re talking about Meltdown by Jill Murphy (Published by Walker Books on 1st September 2016).

From the bestselling author of The Worst Witch and the Large Family series comes a true-to-life, laugh-out-loud family comedy about a toddler tantrum. Ruby the rabbit likes to be helpful, but she often gets a bit overexcited . especially in the supermarket. Crisps are so CRUNCHY! Tins of beans are fun to ROLL! And when Ruby sees a cake, a cake in the shape of a cute pink piggy, she wants it . she wants it now. Introducing Ruby, a completely loveable new bunny, Jill Murphy observes the oh-so familiar supermarket sulk with all of her trademark warmth and wit, and perfectly depicts family life – in all its hectic glory – once again.


Now, Erin doesn’t get to sit in the trolley when we go to the supermarket. We don’t have a car so when we go to the supermarket, Erin is always in her pushchair. However, I know we’re going to get to the point soon where she can walk instead and then it’s going to be a whole other game completely.

Meltdown tells the story of an innocent shopping trip. Well, I guess it started out that way. Ruby, the little girl (rabbit) in the book is a complete nightmare. The illustrator has actually made me look a bit evil, as that is what she is in this book. She throws things in the trolley, she grabs things she’s not supposed to and does everything against what her mum says. It scares me because I know this is probably what I have to come.

I love this book! Honestly, I think this is a book for every family with children. It might scare you while reading it, as it did me but at least you’ll be prepared.

Disclaimer: We were sent this book for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own. 

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