‘Kevin’ by Rob Biddulph – A Review

Kevin by Rob Biddulph

‘Kevin’ by Rob Biddulph

We were thrilled to receive a copy of ‘Kevin’ the newest book from the bestselling, award-winning author of Blown Away and GRRRRR! ‘Kevin’ by Rob Biddulph published on 10th August 2017 is a story about a boy, his imaginary friend and a beautiful friendship.

Kevin by Rob Biddulph Front Cover

The Story

Eden immediately liked the front cover. She was drawn to Kevin’s big friendly face staring back at her, she couldn’t wait to see more.  In the story we are introduced to Sid, a cheeky and sometimes naughty character. He get’s in to trouble with his mum and thinking fast blames it on his imaginary friend Kevin. Much to Sid’s surprise he discovers that Kevin isn’t as imaginary as first thought. In fact he is quite real and Sid is transported into Kevin’s bright and colourful land. During Sid’s time with his imaginary friend he discovers that Kevin’s feelings are very real and being honest and truthful is very important. Sid realises his faults, learns how to take responsibility and to make amends.

‘Suddenly Sidney did not feel so clever. He actually felt like the least best-friend ever. He went up the stairs full of sorrow and guilt. To where he found Kevin tucked under his quilt’

‘Kevin’ by Rob Biddulph is an enchanting storybook. Every parents dream, the rhyming tale is a pleasure to read and the pages are filled with beautiful illustrations. Starting in a dull grey world you are transported into Kevin’s bright and colourful world where Sid learns a valuable lesson.

Kevin by Rob Biddulph Eden reading

Kevin by Rob Biddulph review Kevins land

Kevin by Rob Biddulph review Eden enjoying the book

Eden’s Imaginary Friend

Eden really enjoyed the story. Although only 5 she understood the story was about Friendship. Eden loved the characters in the book and really liked the bright and busy pages. I asked Eden if she had an imaginary friend and what they might be like. You can see her response and her thoughts on ‘Kevin’ in our short video here:

‘Kevin’ By Rob Biddulph is out now and hard back copies are £12.99.

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  • Reply
    Jodie A Green
    August 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    i personally dont remember but my mum said i did until i was around 5/6, a dog called flake who could talk??

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    Acorn Books
    August 28, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I love the look of this book, we are big fans of Rob Biddulph. I don’t think I had an imaginary friend when I was younger. It will be interesting to see if either of my boys develop one.

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    chantelle hazelden
    September 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I didn’t have an imaginary friend when I was younger

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    Kate Eccles
    September 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I got a little obsessed with the idea of a sister (I had two brothers), so my imaginary friend was called Emily. I don’t think she was around for too long but I clearly remember signing birthday cards from her as well lol!

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    Jade Hewlett
    September 21, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I don’t remember having an imaginary friend as a child

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    Jane Berrow
    September 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I had a kingdom of people who lived in my bedroom. I was, of course, the Queen

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    Adrian Bold
    September 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    My childhood was a LONG time ago, but I can’t remember ever having an imaginary friend.

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    Tracy Nixon
    September 22, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t think I did – maybe it was because I was one of four? 🙂

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    Angela Treadway
    September 22, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Not as far as I can remember, that was like 30 years ago lol x

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    Tracy Newton
    September 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t remember having an imaginary friend when I was small. Next time I see my parents I really must remember to ask them

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    sheri darby
    September 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Yes I had 3 imaginary friends, but they went away t other lonely children when my sister was born.

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    September 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    No, used to talk to myself a lot. Actually, I still do!!!!

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    Angela L Paull
    September 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t remember having one – I was too busy with my teddy bears lol

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    iain maciver
    September 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    no not that I remember

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    September 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I did have an imaginary friend,she was a princess

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    fiona waterworth
    September 22, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    no only because me and my sister were close in age so really never needed one

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    September 22, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I was the only girl and I had an imaginery sister, we had such fun 🙂

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    September 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, I did.

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    Laura Nice
    September 22, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    No i didn’t as i had my brother to boss about

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    Natalie Crossan
    September 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    No never and my mum’s convinced I never had much of an imagination lol xx

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    Bec @IshMotherBec
    April 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    This sounds like a lovely book, and such vivid illustrations! I remember having an imaginary friend when I was little but getting bored of her so inventing a sister who was a more interesting imaginary friend!! My daughter has multiple imaginary friends as a coping mechanism, sometimes she can be a bit too involved in ‘their’ world but it’s funny to hear her imagination at work! #KLTR

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      April 17, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Aw how lovely, I love listening in to Eden’s conversations with herself and her toys!

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    claire @ The ladybirds' adventures
    April 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    This looks like a lovely book. I didn’t have an imaginary friend as a child. It will be interesting to see if either of my daughters do. #KLTR

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    April 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I am loving this book. We’ll definitely get it 🙂


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    Laura's Lovely Blog
    May 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    This sounds like a lovely book, imaginative and fun and I think the colourful illustrations look fab. I don’t think either of my children have imaginary friends but I kind of would like them to! Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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    Angela Milnes
    May 10, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    This is an interesting book and sounds really fun to read. We do love make believe and I think this would be great for my daughter. Thanks for linking up to KLTR… Yours is post of the week!

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