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Oisin the Brave – Robot Island – Review

We recently got our hands on childrens book Robot Island, the latest in the series of Oisin the Brave books to review. The book is written by Irish couple Michelle Melville and Derek Mulveen. Derek also illustrated the book along with artist Valerie Bouthyette.

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The story is based in the magical Irish kingdom of Tir na N’Og and just like the first Oisin the Brave, Moon Adventures the books illustrations are captivating and suck the kids right in.

The book is based on Oisin, Orane and Irish Princess, Eire. We also meet lots of robots, one in particular we both took a liking too along with funny strange creatures throughout the book.

Oisin and Orane are on a quest to save a little robot that washes up to shore with little or no energy left. Just like in the first book both explorers head off through the Dolmen of Time on a quest across the sea’s to complete their mission, to help save a little robot. Although everything is not plain sailing on their voyage.

Again I love the traditional Irish names, the location and the Irish elements in the book. In the last few pages you will find a cupla focal as gaeilge and I enjoyed teaching Kayla some new Irish words that we had just read about.  I really enjoyed the book, it was colourful, exciting and funny, but my opinion doesn’t really matter. See what Kayla has to say…

Kayla’s Review

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I love my new Oisin the Brave book. Princess Eire is in it loads. I love princesses especially ones with red hair. My mammy says that’s really Irish and I’m Irish.

My book was singed (signed) by the author. Mammy is teaching me about who is behind the book, who writes and illustwrites (illustrates) the books we read.

This book has a green button on the dolmen of time too; it wasn’t in the last book. That makes me very very very happy.

I like this book because… (long pause) of the adventures in it. The whale talks funny, the little strange creatures look funny and sing funny and in the end they save the wee robot. He is so so cute.

I also love playing ‘where’s the worm’, a makey-up game, she is so cute aswell.

I really like this book but mammy says she can’t read it every single night of the week so sometimes I draw pictures of Princess Eire instead.

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I give it 10 out of 10

Oisin the Brave – Robot Island is €7.99 and available to purchase from all good bookstores and direct from Eires Kids. You can also check out Eires Kids on Facebook and Twitter.

*We were giving Oisin the Brave – Robot Island for reviewing purposes. All opinion are our own.

Win Oisin the Brave books and €30 voucher

I wrote a review a couple of months ago for Eire Kids‘ new book Oisin the Brave – Moon Adventure, with such a huge success authors Michelle Melville and Derek Mulveen went on to publish a second book. Oisin the Brave – Robot Island featured in the reviews section of one of the most viewed shows in Ireland, the Late Late Toy Show. It was a huge hit this Christmas here in Ireland and oversea’s, selling out almost everywhere. I have just got my hands on a copy to review with the big kid and it’s already going down a treat.

IMG_20141221_142652The lovely guys at Eire Kids have giving me a copy of Oisin the Brave, Moon Adventure and Robot Island along with a €30 voucher to spend on anything from their website to GIVEAWAY!

To enter:
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Oisin the Brave – Moon Adventure and Robot Island is available to buy direct from Eire Kids, Easons, Smyths and all good bookstores.

T&C’s – Competition closes Monday 26th of January and winner will be chosen at random and announced on both My Little Babog’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Giveaway is open worldwide. Winner must claim prize with one week or alternative winner will be chosen.

WIN a copy of Moon Adventures and Robot Island by Eire’s Kids

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I have a copy of Eire’s Kids Irish books Oisin the Brave – Moon Adventure and Robot Island to GIVEAWAY!

To enter LIKE Eire’s Kids on Facebook and LIKE or RETWEET this post.

Winner will be announced at 10am on the 22nd of December and prize will be posted and delivered in time for Christmas.

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Oisin the Brave – Moon Adventures is €6.99 and Robot Island is €7.99 and both are available from Eason’s and book stores nationwide. The books are also available to buy HERE direct from Eire’s Kids and upon request they will personalise and send you a signed copy.