In this Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, three Service youngsters have been reading The Tickle Test, written by Kathryn White with illustrations from Adrian Reynolds.

Isla & Logan Thompson (4/7)

Isla and Logan’s mum Amanda said: “The illustrations are fantastic and it’s a good book to be interactive with. You can talk about what you think is going to happen and have a good fun tickle at the end. The book is suitable for all ages. Logan loved reading it. The illustrations are amazing and it’s a lovely book to read together.”

William Barr (19 months)

William’s mum Julia said: “The Tickle Test is great fun. We loved it because it not only has pictures of lots of our favourite animals, but it encourages lots of tickly interaction. It sees two mice perform a ‘tickle test’ on various creatures, with varying degrees of success. It has already become a favourite with William.”

Angus Lovibond (4)

Angus’ dad Jason said: “Angus really enjoyed this book – he was smiling throughout. His favourite part was when ‘tickling a rhino is really no fun she will get very angry so you’d better run’. Being a Forces child, Angus enjoys his reading time with me, especially when it involves books  about tickling.”

Have fun sharing books
Reading Force is the national shared reading charity for Service families where you can share a book and talk about it, together at home or over Skype or FaceTime if separated from your soldier. You’ll receive a free book and scrapbook to fill in with your thoughts, letters, drawings and photographs. It’s a fun way to keep connected. Take part via your children’s school, HIVE, or register online at

If your children would like to review books for Book Club, email with their names and ages.

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