THIS is my little stab at writing a children’s book. I know it still needs a LOT of work. Either that or the bin. It’s based on the adventures of Ella’s two Zhu Zhu pets and. at the moment, it is a well read story here. So I thought I’d share it with you.

This is my final few days as Zhu-Fari’s mummy blogger ambassador and is an opportunity I’ve been very thankful for.

QUIET. THERE’S TOO MUCH NOISE

One day, when the two princesses were at school, there were some strange things happening at home.

Mum was busily doing her work, when suddenly she heard a noise. What could it be?

Zhu-Fari, Zhu Zhu

She peered around the corner to find Zhu Leopard and Zhu Zebra tearing around the lounge room in a loud car. They were going sooo fast, Zhu Zebra’s hair was flapping in the wind. “Quiet,’’ Mum said. “There’s too much noise.’’

Zhu-Fari, Zhu Zhu

Mum headed back to doing her work. Then, a few minutes later, she heard … scratch, scratch, scratch. She peeked into the kitchen to find Zhu Leopard and Zhu Zebra trying to get into Baby Holly’s birthday cake. “Quiet,’’ Mum said. “There’s too much noise.’’

Zhu-Fari, Zhu Zhu

Just as Mum sat back down to her computer, she heard scratch, scratch, scratch AND nibble, nibble, nibble. What was going on? Mum headed to the kitchen again and this time found Zhu Leopard had jumped INTO the cake tin. “Quiet,’’ Mum said. “There’s too much noise.’’

Zhu-Fari, Zhu Zhu

As the sun started to set and Mum was writing her last few tweets (um, we mean work emails), the Zhu-Faris sat up to the window as the sky changed colour. Then…  squee, squee, squee. The noisy pair had spotted a tiny bird through the window and wanted to chase it. Mum sighed and then said: “Quiet. There’s too much noise.’’

ZhuFari, Zhu Zhu

Mum had had enough. She picked the two Zhu-Faris up, took them into Princess Ella’s room and and tucked them into bed. She then opened a book and read them a quiet bedtime story. The Zhu-Fari’s sat, without making a noise, and listened.

Zhu Far, Zhu Zhu

Soon they were fast asleep.

Mum was finally able to sit down and finish her work. But something was wrong. What could it be? “It’s too quiet,’’ Mum said. “There’s not enough noise.’’

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If you want (and please, don’t feel like I’m twisting your arm), you can download a free copy of the ebook (with proper formatting) to read to your little ones. Just click on the image.

Zhu Fari, Zhu Zhu

Joining in with Kate Says Stuff’s Thankful Thursday. Find out what others are thankful for by clicking the link. 

DISCLOSURE: I am a Zhu-Fari mummy blogger ambassador.

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20 Responses to Quiet! There’s too much noise – Zhu Zhu children’s picture book

  1. Louisa says:

    You are a genius! I LOVE this!
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  2. Ai Sakura says:

    that’s real cute! I hope you will write more stories even if you stop being the blog ambassador for those toys… 🙂
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  3. haha cute! and it is always strange when there isnt enough noise isnt it!
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    • Kel says:

      Most definitely, Sarah. Tuesday is a strange ol’ day for me here now with both girls in childcare. Great for getting lots of work done, but still a bit strange for it to be so quiet! 🙂

  4. Well done Kellie. I too get a bit suspicious when it’s too quiet!
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  5. Gorgeous! I’d love to blog about it as a future Journal Journey post – what a great way to record the special toys and stories in a child’s life.
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  6. Love it Kellie!! You are such a clever Mama!

    xox
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  7. So cute! Fantastic childrens book – can we get it in hardcover 😉
    x
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  8. Elise says:

    What a fabulous idea, I would never have thought about incorporating kidlets special toys into a story, but its a great way to get them engaged with reading. Must try it myself
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    • Kel says:

      It was a bit of fun too, Elise. It’s interesting that incorporating something into a story that’s so familiar to them really engages them in a story. Ella is constantly asking if we can read this one! 🙂

  9. Cute idea Kel! I can imagine how hard it would be to write a story for kids – you’ve done a great job!
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    • Kel says:

      Thanks Kirsty. We do lots of made up stories at home, so this is kind of an extension on that. Although, much harder to do when you’ve got to commit it to paper! 🙂

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