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Hey Duggee – The Best Scarecrow Ever Book Review

Having two little ones CBeebies is a big hit in our home,
and Hey Duggee is one of our favourites. Isn’t the theme tune just so catchy don’t you think?!. So when we were asked to review ‘The Best Scarecrow Ever’, we jumped at the chance.
Hey Duggee was created by Studio AKA and aired on CBeebies the start of this year and became an increasingly popular animated series. It has now become available as a story book for kids to enjoy, published by Ladybird books, part of the Penguin random house group.

First a little about the characters in the book.

Duggee is a loveable big Dog who runs the squirrel club.

There are 5 cute little members of the club –

Roly is a Hippo and the loud and enthusiastic one of the group.
Happy is a small happy Crocodile who loves splashing in water.
Norrie is a chatty, giggly and super fast Mouse.
Tag is a sweet natured Rhino. He is quite clumsy and often bumps into things.
Betty is an intelligent and imaginative Octopus.

They all turn up to club to take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn badges along the way.

The story is about how Duggee and his little animal group want to grow some corn, but the sneaky birds keep stealing all the seeds. So the team create “The Best Scarecrow Ever”.

It is beautifully illustrated and nice and colourful.



It has an activity section to the back where your little one can interact and take part in small challenges. There is also a cool novelty Scarecrow badge certificate to hang on the wall once the challenges are completed.

It is a lovely book with a great easy to follow story line, keeping the reader involved and interested.

It is recommended for 3years +, at a very reasonable price of £6.99.
and you even get a DUGGEE HUG thrown in for free!.


They also have a fun packed ‘Squirrel Club Sticker Activity Book’
which is full of puzzles and activities, and a pull out double page full of stickers and squirrel badges that you stick in the book, but Monkey preferred to show his badges off on his top.
A great pass time with plenty to do.



You can get a copy of this for £3.99.

More information can be found over at Penguin books website.

Duggee can also be found on Twitter – @HEYDUGGEE @ladybirdbooks and @CBeebiesfun.

*I was sent these books free of charge for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own*.

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  1. Kate Fever

    August 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

    We haven't seen this program but it looks fun – the book looks a lovely addition. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

      It’s great!
      Thanks for hosting 🙂

  2. Colette B

    August 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    We are big Cbeebies fans in our house but I don't think I've ever sat and watched Hey Duggee – that doesn't mean I don't know the theme tune well of course! 😉
    Thanks for sharing your review with us on #TriedTested this week x

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Hehe, we know most of the theme tunes.
      It’s a lovely book x

  3. Mummy's Blog

    August 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    My 16 month old absolutely loves Hey Duggee, she shouts 'woof woof' as soon as he comes on TV and always says 'aww' when she gives us a hug now, lol! I think she'd love the sticker book x

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

      How cute :),
      I think she would love the sticker book,
      there’s lots of activities inside x

  4. NewMummy Blogger

    August 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Oh wow a Hey Duggee book! My 8 month old loves Hey Duggee, but I guess this book might be too old for her if it's 3+. Maybe by the time she's closer to the age for it there will be more 🙂

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Yes my 9 month old loves him too.
      And yes I’m sure she will really enjoy it in time to come 🙂

  5. Beau is Blue

    August 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Elliotts a big lover of books and espesh any with animals in then so i know he would love this! Such a great read and thanks for sharing! Suz x

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

      You’re very welcome :).
      Thanks for popping by x

  6. The Reading Residence

    August 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I don't know Hey Duggee, but he looks so sweet! Must look out for it! x

    1. Jayne

      August 29, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Oh you must!
      Your little man will love him 🙂 x

  7. Jayne

    August 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Sounds like this is perfect for your little ones then :).

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