Chocolate Porridge is a book written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Terry Milne. This is the blue Early Reader and is perfect for sharing and reading together. It was released on 6th March 2014 and published by Orion Books.
The book is paperback containing about 80 pages. The font comes in one size. It comes with simple yet beautiful colour illustrations.
This is a story about Timothy. Timothy’s sisters Pink and Sally think that boys are all rubbish at cooking so Timothy sets out to prove them wrong – by making the most delicious chocolate porridge ever. But the chocolate porridge is not edible for human. It is really mud pie. Timothy added grass, mud, chocolate dirt, water and salt mixture. So who is going to eat it? A tree! Timothy’s dad had bought an apple tree and Timothy helped to feed the tree with his chocolate porridge.
The storyline is lovely of how this boy went off to find his own adventure. The book is easy to read and understand. This book is slightly long to read during bedtime but both children enjoyed listening to it.
So how do you deal with sibling problems if you were Timothy’s parents? It seems like the girls are very mean to Timothy. We only have two children and they know that if one does not play with another, they will be lonely. So they have no choice but to play with one another, whether they like it or not!
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