Gordon's Great Escape

I never thought that I would have to explain to a stranger in a shop that when M was asking for a Gordon, it meant balloon, but this happened this week when she spotted a balloon and excitedly asked "Molly get Gordon please mummy, please".  This has all stemmed from the great and exciting book - Gordon's Great Escape by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.


Gordon is, well you guessed it, a balloon who we follow as you goes from a balloon in a packet, through balloon school and off to an amazing party where he meets Penelope - what could get more exciting for a balloon? What follows is a wonderful adventure where Gordon travels the world after escaping from some porcupines, becoming a magician's assistant, joining the circus and travelling he world. Unfortunately their ship sinks and it is up to Gordon to save the day, But how will he manage?


This great book keeps my one and two year old's entertained. With giggles from both, ooooooohs from the youngest and 101 questions and conversations from the eldest.


The illustrations are cute, and so bright and colourful. Most pages have lots to talk about within the pictures and the story is easy to understand for the eldest, who likes to tell people about Gordon.

Language used is perfectly suited for the age and the humour within the story if clever and understood well by my two year old who thinks it is hilarious to go BANG wherever possible now.


As most children love balloons so why not download for free and try some of these amazing activities from the Gordon's Great Escape activity sheet! M had great fun playing the balloon and spoon race and a game of balloon badminton!






We were sent this book in exchange for an honest review. All words are ours and ours alone.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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