The Diaries of Robin’s Toys tells the stories of second hand toys which Grandad buys for his Grandson, Robin, at a car boot sale. Grandad has a magical power to make the toys tell their own stories, and they soon discover that the older the toy, the more interesting the story is.
These stories have been wonderfully illustrated and depicted in a fun-loving format – each of which perfectly encourage young readers to discover new things and educate them on important life matters.
Thought-provoking and a fun read, these books are a must for all children.
Roger the Reindeer
Robin didn’t realise how helpful Roger the Reindeer would be when he bought him at the car boot sale. But with a little from Grandad’s magic spell, Robin soon learns about how being able to read and write is extremely important and how much it helps you in daily life.
This story will teach young readers the effects of not being able to read and write properly. Even though some people may find it hard, with a little determination and help, you can get anywhere you want to.
Geraldo the Giraffe
Robin doesn’t know what to do when he sees one of his friends unhappy after being bullied about her weight. But when he gets Geraldo the Giraffe from the car boot sale, he knows exactly what to do.
This story engages young readers and informs them on the importance of healthy eating and exercise, and why too much of the wrong food can cause a lot of problems. Join Robin as he learns the ways in which you can lead a healthier lifestyle without having to give up a tasty meal!
Leon the Lion
When Robin sees JP struggling at school, he wants to help him meet new people. So when he finds Leon the Lion at the car boot sales, he has just the story to tell him – being a roaring lion was never of interest to Leon, all he wanted to do was meet new people and write poetry.
This story educates young readers on how you must always believe in yourself and your abilities. If you know you’re different, then you mustn’t try and become something you are not – always do what you know you are best at!
Gavin the Gorilla and Snuffles
When Robin sees Gavin and Snuffles at the car boot sale, he thinks they are the most unlikely pair he has ever seen. But he soon learns how they came to be such good friends and how they had been singled out because of the way they look.
This story teaches young readers the importance of not being judgmental. Even though someone may be stereotyped in a certain way, each and every one of us is an individual with our own personality.
Taffy the Rabbit
Robin is upset that his summer camp trip has been cancelled. But when he gets Taffy the Rabbit at the car boot sale, he soon learns about Taffy’s love of rugby, and how he and his friends managed to make his dream come true and finally see Wales play England.
In this, story, children will learn the importance of team work and how if you put your mind to it, you can always achieve what you want in life.
Clarence the Camel
The last thing Robin thought he would find at the car boot sale was an old toy camel. But Grandad says that Clarence the Camel has a very interesting story to share. Robin discovers that Clarence is very similar to himself and that winning the race is not always necessary.
In this, story, join Robin as he learns about how arrogance can lead to humiliation and that being considerate of the feelings of others is more important. It also teaches that even though you may not be good at one thing; your abilities shine all that more in other things.
Robin’s new friend, Francesca, is having trouble fitting in at school, but when Robins gets his new toy, Donkey Hoo-Tee, his story tells him just what he needs to do to make Francesca feel more at ease.
This heart-warming story informs readers of how mutual trust can be very beneficial in earning rewards. It also demonstrates that hard work will always pay off; if you work together, then you will always come up with a solution to your problems.
Carlos the Cod
Robin gets Carlos the Cod on a rainy day from Pauls’ Stall. He never knew that fish had their own people aquarium as well. He also didn’t realise that fish had to deal with peer pressure as well.
This story teaches young readers the importance of listening to your parent’s advice, and being wary of the dangers of peer pressure.
Carla the Cow
On his weekly trip to the car boot sale with Grandad, Robin finds a very unhappy toy cow. But Grandad says that she has a very interesting story to tell. Robin soon finds out how lonely Carla the Cow had been in life and how all she really needed was some friends.
Join Robins as he learns about how being considerate of other people and being positive can lead to a positive lifestyle. Readers will learn about the drawbacks of pushing people away and how a little effort goes a long way!
Bertie the Bee
Robin goes along to the car boot sale with Grandad in a hope he’ll find something cool; something that could fly, like an aeroplane, or a helicopter!
But what he comes back with is a bee. With Grandad’s special powers, Robin gets to hear the story of Bertie the Bee and all about how honey is made as well.
This engaging story makes young readers aware of how important team work is when working to achieve collective goals. It also teaches children not to take advantage of the smaller things in life.