Woodlice World: The Rolling Race

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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)
  • August 28, 2018

Archie and Pam are two very special woodlice who live at the bottom of the garden under a flower pot. 

The Rolling Race is a story of their adventures through the garden, meeting lots of friends and very nearly a watery end!

My Thoughts

The Rolling Race is the first in a series of three delightful books for early readers written by Patrick Caruth and illustrated by Jenny Noscoe. The main characters - Archie and Pam - continue their adventures in Archie's Lucky Escape and then Archie and Pam's Flying Adventure. 

The Woodlice World books are full of 'Lost Words' and will help to expand children's basic natural literacy while entertaining them with great stories and colourful, detailed, exciting illustrations. 

These books, written by the author when his young children discovered woodlice under flowerpots in the garden,  are fantastic fun to read out loud and would also be very good for early readers. There are some challenging words but the word building works well and the illustrations will really help anybody who struggles. 

Delightful stories beautifully presented.  Thank you so much for sending them to me Patrick. 


My Woodlice World books will go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.

Treat yourself and get a copy of Woodlice World here :-

Local Library

Local Bookshop

Buy online here




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