Review of Better buckle up

When Suziew asked me if I would like to review a second of her children’s books I immediately said  that I would, as I was impressed  by the previous one she sent me, Things Evie eats.

This time the book she sent is titled Better buckle up. It is a brightly coloured paperback suitable for toddlers and preschool aged children.

The book tells the story of Ollie, who doesn’t want to sit in his car seat or wear his seat belt, the tale is told in a way which young children can relate to. The illustrations  by plainsightVFX are brightly coloured which will enable parents and carers to assist their children in learning the names of different colours.


After a little persuasion Ollie’s mum convinces him that sitting in his car seat and wearing a seat belt is the right thing to do.

I wish that this book had been around when my youngest son was small, as when he was around a year or so, he learned how to undo the straps on his car seat and would climb out of it. This alarmed me and I remember going into a baby shop and asking if they stocked a device which would prevent him from doing this, the assistant implied that it was down to parent supervision and made me feel that I was a failure as a mother. I think that reading this together would really have helped.

Better buckle up is written by Suziew, it is published by Beresford Publishing House and retails at £6.50.

I would defiantly recommend this book to parents, grandparents and carers, as it can be read and enjoyed time after time. The text is also printed in a way which will encourage early readers to have a try at reading it themselves.

Disclosure: I was gifted this book for the purpose of the review, but all opinions are my own.

As always questions/comments are welcome.







22 Comments on “Review of Better buckle up

  1. What a great concept for a story and so brightly illustrated too! What an awful shop assistant though, we have anti escape on our car seats for exactly this reason! #PointShoot

  2. Oh getting kids into car seats when they don’t want to can be a real nightmare. I am sure many a parent would find this very useful. It looks like a fab book, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it at #familyfun

  3. This sounds like a great book for helping to install the importance of car safety. I still have a battle trying to wrestle my littlest little into his car seat some days! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  4. This sounds like a great book! Ben has started trying to get out of his seat already, I know he’s gonna be a handful already haha!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

  5. This sounds fab – my daughter also tries to come out of the straps especially when she’s agitated or tired in the car. Can’t believe the assistant implied it was down to parental supervision! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

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