Animalympics – A Review

JoBooks, Children's Books

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I am delighted to bring you a brand new children’s book today, and one that I think parents and carers will enjoy too! Presenting: Animalympics.

About the book

Woodpecker Will presents the Animalympics! Whilst the humans stay indoors, the animal kingdom takes over to hold the sporting event of the century! Join the golfing ostriches, trampolining moles and weight-lifting gorillas (plus many more) in a fun rhyming adventure for all ages.

What do I think?

Through Animalympics, children are introduced to a range of sporting events that they may have seen or expect to see during the Olympic Games. As the world is in the pandemic lockdown and the Olympics are postponed, numerous animals emerge to take part in the games instead which is brilliant fun. From sprinting and hurdles to fencing, football, canoeing and volleyball the variety of sports is plentiful. The many animals taking part are too. Included amongst others are walruses, zebras, mountain goats, foxes and dolphins.

The rhyme that continues throughout the book is engaging and makes for a memorable story. My boys really liked how it flowed. Fantastic and beautiful illustrations accompany the text and bring the animal games to life too.

As always with children’s books, mine is not the only or most important opinion! What did my boys think? They called it a “super” book, and one which they would like to read “many more times”. I wholeheartedly agree.

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Purchase links

Would you like a copy? Follow the links below to purchase* Animalympics to share with your family and friends.

Josie Dom’s shop

Amazon UK

Amazon worldwide

Author bio
Josie Dom author

Josie Dom is a children’s author learning to embrace her individuality.

Join her in a world of imagination where anything could happen and the most important things are friendship and kindness.

Josie lives in the small town of Halstead in Essex with her husband Nic Phine (illustrator of the Lum books), their son and daughter, a mixed-up dog (LabLurchTrievOodle) Frank and a big fluffy ginger cat called Mittens.

Although Josie’s books are too young for her children now, it was their love of stories when they were little which inspired Josie to pick up her pen and create. 

After a lifetime in sensible office jobs, Josie is relishing the opportunity to explore her creative side.

Josie is passionate about supporting causes close to her heart.  Each year, Josie donates 15% of profit on book sales to a children’s charity.

In 2020, due to Covid-19, Josie penned an Animalympics which she used to raise funds for UK zoos.

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Giveaway to Win a signed copy of Animalympics, an Animalympics gold medal plus stickers and bookmarks (Open to UK only)

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Thank you to Josie Dom for gifting us a copy of her book Animalympics in exchange for our honest opinion, and to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for organising the book tour. All thoughts are my own. For more information please take a look at my disclosure page.