Winston is one of the bravest dogs in the universe. He’s travelled through space and battled monsters with his best friend, Captain Fantastic, but there’s one thing that still scares him. Come along on this adventure to find out what makes Winston tremble, and discover how Captain Fantastic comforts his loyal space dog so he’s once again a happy, waggy-tailed space hero.
What our testers said
“I don’t like thunder either mummy.” – Boy aged 4
“My mummy is always there like Captain Fantastic.” – Boy aged 3
What our experts think
This bright and colourful book is great for engaging younger children in reading before bedtime and has a lovely message. The space adventure theme was engaging and funny phrases such as “galloping galaxies” and “zippity zap” made the children laugh. Alliteration like this is a fun way of helping children to work on their phonics as they repeat the different sounds and practice blending them into words.
The message of the book is that when you have each other, you are never alone. Our testers found this great for encouraging conversation around their child feeling safe and identifying who they have to comfort them, especially if they similar fears (for example, one of the children shared the character’s fear of thunder).
– Encourages phonics and reading
– Develops listening skills
– Helps to build confidence