Bookbug Book of the Month: Clive and his Babies by Jessica Spanyol

Clive and his Babies

ISBN: 9781846438820

Meet Clive - and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He enjoys playing with them, and sharing them with his friends. A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes.


'Clive and his Babies is a warm and beautiful new book from Child’s Play.The story gently takes us through a day in the life of Clive, as he plays with his dolls. For me this book immediately brought back happy memories of three well-loved “babies” who belonged to me, my brother and sister. This is a book that challenges gender stereotypes and celebrates children as individuals, but never loses sight of what it means to explore the world from a child’s perspective. It’s sure to be a favourite with any child, who likes to play with dolls, and hopefully will change a few opinions along the way.'

- Catriona Wallace, Head of Early Years



We have 5 copies of Clive and his Babies to give away to this month's lucky winners. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

What does Clive love to play with?

a) Trucks

b) Dolls

c) Boxes


Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Thursday 30 June. See full terms and conditions here.

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