We Love Bluey: Review of Bluey: The Beach and Bluey: Fruit Bat

We Love Bluey: Review of Bluey: The Beach and Bluey: Fruit Bat

If you have a pre-schooler in the house then it’s more than likely that you are familiar with Bluey, the adorable and highly energetic six-year-old Brisbane blue heeler who makes sure that every day is an adventure! Bluey is a phenomenon ….

Made in Brisbane by Ludo Studio and written by Joe Brumm, known for his work on Charlie and Lola, the 7-minute-long cartoon first appeared on ABC Kids in October 2018 and this loveable dog has been a huge success ever since.

It’s easy to see why this character is so appealing to young people and Bluey has taken the coveted position of being the most watched program ever on ABC iView, with over 90 million plays and has also topped the Australian iTunes Kids Chart with the series peaking at #1 and consistently remaining in the Top 5.

If you have a Bluey fan in the house then we have some exciting news – this month has seen two Bluey board books Bluey: The Beach and Bluey: Fruit Bat along with a sticker book Bluey: Time to Play. The books are already flying off the shelves and dominating the Nielsen Weekly Top 10 bestseller lists for kids.

The aim of the books is to use the narrative format to highlight and explore key moments from the show while keeping the humour and energy of the TV show and we have taken a look at them and the books are lots of fun. They not only telling a story but engaging little readers in activities along the way.

Bluey, The Beach– A lift-the-flap book: Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad are off to the beach. They set up the sun tent, splash in the water and catch some waves. After some splashing around mum decides to take a walk by herself (I’m sure many of us can relate to that) but Bluey doesn’t understand why. While she’s gone, they find shells, bury each other in the sand, run, skip and cartwheel. Little readers can lift the flap to find crabs, pipis and jelly fish or pretend to be a Mermaid with Bluey. There’s also a great message in there about independence and being brave.

Bluey the Fruit Bat– A glow-in-the-dark book: Who doesn’t love a glow-in-the-dark book? Put that together with Bluey and it’s easy to see that Bluey: Fruit Batis a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Bluey doesn’t want to go to bed – we all know about that one – and then discovers that fruit bats don’t sleep at night as they are nocturnal. Bluey wishes she was a fruit bat but maybe she can dream about being a fruit bat. The colourful pictures and relatable story is bound to appeal and you may find a little fruit bat flying around your house – hopefully tiring them out for bed!

As with the TV series, the pictures here are eye catching and the activities will keep little hands busy. We’ve heard from so many parents about their love for Bluey so you may well find yourself enjoying these board books too.

There are more titles in the works so this will just be the beginning but in the meantime get ready to read The Beach and Fruit Bat on high rotation!

Purchase a copy of Bluey: The Beach and Bluey: Fruit Bat  | Download the Bluey Book Club activity pack  | Learn more about A Time to Play: Sticker Activity Book

Bluey is a six-year-old blue heeler pup who loves to play. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure.

Bluey is an Australian children’s television program by the Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC KIDS and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios.

 

 

 

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Synopsis

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!Join Bluey for a fun day at the beach. What will you discover along the way?While Mum is off for a walk along the beach, Bluey discovers a beautiful shell. She runs to show Mum and has a series of encounters that will both excite and test her in unexpected ways.Bluey has been a phenomenal success since airing on ABC KIDS in October 2018, amassing legions of dedicated fans and taking the coveted position of being the most watched program ever on ABC iView, with over 100 million plays. It has also topped the Australian iTunes Kids Chart with the series peaking at #1 and consistently remaining in the Top 5.

Synopsis

Bluey follows the adventures of a loveable, inexhaustible six-year old Blue Heeler dog who loves to play and turn everyday life into extraordinary adventures.Just in time for summer what could be better than a quintessential Australian adventure like The Beach? And for bedtime reading, Fruit Bat, is the perfect story for both children and adults to enjoy. These two board books are based on popular Bluey episodes and use the narrative format to highlight and explore key moments from the show. The lift-the-flap and glow-in-the-dark embellishments for The Beach and Fruit Bat respectively are employed in places where they enhance the storytelling and help capture the humour and energy of the TV show.And as any fan knows, Bluey is all about imaginative play so the sticker activity book will be a place where fans of various ages can unleash their own imagination and creativity on the page. Looking ahead to 2020, the Bluey publishing program will expand to other exciting formats.Bluey has been a phenomenal success since airing on ABC KIDS in October 2018, amassing legions of dedicated fans and taking the coveted position of being the most watched program ever on ABC iview, with over 90 million plays. It has also topped the Australian iTunes Kids Chart with the series peaking at #1 and consistently remaining in the Top 5.Bluey is produced by the Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC KIDS and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios.  Both series received production support from the Australian Government through Screen Australia, and Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.
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Bluey is a six-year-old blue heeler pup who loves to play. Along with her friends and family, Bluey enjoys exploring the world and using her imagination to turn everyday life into an amazing adventure.Bluey is an Australian children’s television program by the Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC KIDS and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios.

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