Saved In Childrens Books

Icky Sticky Book

Inspired by true events, this heartfelt children’s story is a reminder that better times are just around the corner. With hope, real life heroes and a little magic, we can get through anything. Always remember “to look for the rainbow beyond the rain”. This book is dedicated to the children of lock-down for their courage and resilience during difficult times.It’s a story of hope at its heart. Over the last twelve months this story has emerged through the difficult times we’ve all faced and the questions spoken by my own little people. In attempt to explain lock-down and Covid to my own children, Icky Sticky was created. This story not only documents our recent situation but also reassures and gives hope for the future.When we first went into lock-down last March it initially felt a bit of a novelty and we managed to achieve loads at home… I had all the good intentions of scrap-booking our time and making a full memory box etc but with the weeks passing and the novelty wearing thin and focusing more on getting through each day, these ideas got pushed to one side. This book therefore fills that gap as a memoir for my children to look back on and hopefully one day show their children… hopefully you will feel the same about it too.

Buy Icky Sticky Book Here 

Price £6.99 Available online Amazon.co.uk

Share this review.

Icky Sticky Book Reviews

Product Tested By Sally Eves-Dann – Alexander 6 Years

Sally Awarded The Icky Sticky Book 5/5

We loved the illustrations and colours of the book. We sat down together and read it as soon as it arrived. Absolutely inviting cover and we found the book very engaging. Alexander very quickly made the link between the story and the lockdown situations we have been in. It allowed for an open conversation to take place between us. He liked the heroes and could see the link easily between them and the pandemic. We had a very open conversation about the lockdown situation. It certainly allowed us to consider how times have improved and will continue to get better overtime. He loved the story and he was really engaged by it. The illustrations really helped to bring the story to life and helped us understand it more clearly. I agree that this  3- 7 year old’s is suitable age range. Due to our previous conversations Alexander had a good understanding of the pandemic and found it easy to make links. Younger children would certainly find the images easier to relate to along with conversations with parents. I think it would be a good educational resource for the future. The quality of the book was good with a good weight to the paper. The illustrations where lovely and really helped to bring the story to life. We loved the illustrations and made us appreciate everything we had been through. My son liked the images and illustrations.  I do agree this is good value. I would buy this as a gift for others. It was lovely and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. This was lovely and a really valuable book for children to understand about lockdown and appreciate what has happened while providing hope for the future. A great product that I would recommend to others about hope and appreciation around the lockdown. Sally Eves-Dann – Alexander 6 Years

Product Tested By Sara Airoud – Lily 4 Years

Sara Awarded The Icky Sticky Book 4/5

Lovely book nice bright colours. Lilly got very excited when she saw the book, she was very keen to start reading. It was a bit tricky for Lily to understand the book as she is deaf. Again she found it difficult to understand and relate to the heroes in the book. Lilly was interested in what the book was telling us, she could relate to a lot of what was going on in the story.  I know the story promotes things will get better bit I believe this maybe a bit optimistic as my toddler doesn’t understand in this much detail. The story did however captivate her interest. The illustrations were lovely my daughter enjoyed them. I think 3 is possibly a bit young for the child to understand the concept, but the higher age level certainly could. As this deals with Lock Down and it part of our history now I do think it is a good book for schools to have. The book was lovely quality, professional brightly coloured. Lovely illustrations engaging my daughters interest. I liked the quality of the book. My daughter liked the illustrations. I think this is such a good educational book it represents great value. I would not buy this as I feel my daughter is a bit young to fully understand this book.  I would recommend to my friends with older children. I would have given 5 however the book wasn’t quite right for my daughter. The book was lovely however my daughter could not understand it however that is due to her own issues of being deaf. This book would be great in schools. Sara Airoud – Lily 4 Years

Product Tested By Sam Davies – Sophie & Jake 7 & 4 Years

Sam Awarded The Icky Sticky Book 3.5/5

I liked the look of the book thought the quality wasn’t what I would have expected for a book costing £6.99.  The front cover did excite my daughter and in here words ‘because I like rainbows and stars and want to know who the pink creatures are’. My 7 year old knew and understood that it was about the corona virus.  My 4 year old needed it explaining to him. My 7 year old know who the messy haired man was and understood that the hero’s delivering the magic amour were doctors and nurses but again my 4 year old was a little confused until it was explained to him. My 7 year old did ask after we read it the first time if it was about the Corona virus.  She understood the characters and what the story was about and trying to explain and teach.  My 4 year old was a bit lost with the fact it was relating to corona virus but did enjoy the story. I think they understood the meaning throughout the story but I don’t think they saw it as an underlying message away from this story. My children love having stories read to them so they we engaging and trying to follow the story. After reading it a few times I don’t feel my children were as interested as they had been to hear it the first few times. I do agree the illustrations bought the story to life. I think that it is good how the character of the virus is not portrayed as scary and bad, more a confused and sad character. I think maybe 3 year old is a bit too young. My 7 year old understood and followed the book but my 4 year old needed bits explaining to him.  This could be more to do with how we have explained things to him about the virus rather than the book itself. I wouldn’t have said it was an educational book.  It does explain the situation in a child friendly manner but I wouldn’t have said in an educational way. I did think the quality of the book was not what I would have expected for £6.99.  In some way if felt like a cheap made book. I did like the illustrations. They are all friendly looking and not scary and cheerful and bright.  It is well thought of when trying to explain a ‘scary/bad’ thing to children that the character of the virus wasn’t scary, more sort of sad and confused. I liked that the book came across in a positive way and not in a daunting way to scare or mislead children.  It is more explaining that thing will soon start feeling more normal again if we follow the things we have been told to do to keep safe. My 7year old liked that the rainbow started to appear on each page when explaining the positive and helpful aspects in the story. I personally wouldn’t have paid £6.99 for the book.  I think the quality doesn’t reflect the price. I personally wouldn’t buy it. I completely understand the reason behind wanting to create a book on the corona virus subject that is informative and child friendly but I do think that some of the rhymes in the book felt a bit forced and difficult to flow.  My 7 year old followed it well but my 4 year old not so much. I would tell people that we have read a book which may help other explain things to their children.  Just because my 4 year old didn’t really follow the concept until we explained it to him doesn’t mean that others wouldn’t find it useful and helpful. It is a nice book with lovely bright pictures and a positive story explaining a challenging time. My children did enjoy the book, more my 7 year old but after hearing it a few times they weren’t so interested to hear it.  It has lovely bright picture that are friendly and positive.  I do think that in places the rhymes are forced and so don’t flow to well when reading. I can see that people could be drawn to the concept of the book and that it could help explain things to children who might be having a difficult time understanding what it/has been going on. Sam Davies – Sophie & Jake 7 & 4 Years

The illustrations where lovely and really helped to bring the story to life. We loved the illustrations and made us appreciate everything we had been through. My son liked the images and illustrations.  I do agree this is good value. I would buy this as a gift for others. It was lovely and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. This was lovely and a really valuable book for children to understand about lockdown and appreciate what has happened while providing hope for the future. A great product that I would recommend to others about hope and appreciation around the lockdown.

Awards

Sally Awarded The Icky Sticky Book 5/5

 

Icky Sticky Book Stockist Information