Book review: Convertible Submarine by Claire Philip and Simon Abbott

Is it a story book, is it a playmat, or is it a deep-sea diving submarine?
Convertible Submarine byClaire Philip and Simon AbbottConvertible Submarine byClaire Philip and Simon Abbott
Convertible Submarine byClaire Philip and Simon Abbott

This ingenious, flat-pack invention from Miles Kelly, an independent publisher noted for its inspiring and interactive books, is all three… a convertible story book that easily folds into a playmat on the floor or a sit-in submarine to let young imaginations make their own waves.

The submarine version is just the latest in a fast-growing line of Miles Kelly’s much-loved Convertible books which include a car, pirate ship, fire engine, princess carriage, spaceship, train, tractor and more.

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Written by Claire Philip and beautifully illustrated by Simon Abbott, the book has an exciting undersea story featuring an array of wild and wonderful deep-sea creatures that will encourage your little ones to dive in at the deep end and create their own adventures.

The simple text encourages word recognition and early reading skills so that even the youngest children can take part in the story and make their own observations about what they notice on their sea voyage.

Perfect for children aged two and over, each Convertible can be read as an enchanting story, laid on the floor as a playmat for youngsters to follow the story route with their own toys, or folded into a sit-in vehicle so they can pretend to be the driver.

Amazingly robust, these Convertibles offer hours of fun and imaginative play, and then tuck away neatly at the end of the day.

The perfect gift for all little adventurers!

(Miles Kelly, board book, £17.99)