Both my girls have been sent some fantastic Easter themed books for a review. They will be getting them soon, and am sure they will love them.
I was impressed by the lovely stories of the two books for Isabelle, with some amazing pictures. The stories are just the right length for her to practise her reading on, and am sure she will not even realise she is doing some homework!
I can also imagine Olivia exploring her two books. “Mummy and Baby Farm” will be very handy for the car journeys and our beach holidays, as it is made of hard paper, can be held thanks to a nice handle, and I can see her testing it with her mouth and teeth too. She can learn about what are some animals’ babies called. “Farm Babies” is fantastic for developing her motor skills. There are a few press-out pieces to fit into the pages, which might be a bit too difficult for now, but she is learning so quickly, so am sure in a few weeks, she will be a master at doing so.
Duck Says Don’t (March 2013, age 3-7, £5.99)
Goose has gone away and left Duck with the job of looking after her beautiful pond. Duck promises to take good care of it but he soon gets annoyed by the splashing, swimming, racing, fishing, jumping and diving going on all around him. So bossy old Duck sets some rules and makes some signs to show everyone he means business! The pond is finally still and peaceful but suddenly Duck wonders where all his friends have gone. Will he be able to get them to come back to the pond before Goose comes home? A lively and comical story featuring a host of colourful characters.
Dr Duck (March 2013, age 4-7, £6.99)
Feeling poorly? Sneezy and sniffly? Maybe a little bit blue? This riotously funny picture book is just the thing for you! Elephant’s got the sniffles, Hyena’s lost his laugh, and Gorilla’s got a terrible case of super-stinky bottom burps! Luckily for everyone, Dr Duck is here to save the day!
Farm Babies (Caterpillar Books, age 3+, £6.99)
Pre-schoolers will love sorting the baby farm animals and slotting them into place alongside their mummies and daddies. This jolly little farm book with chunky press-out jigsaw pieces is ideal for developing motor skills and improving hand-eye co-ordination. Perfect for little hands!
Mummy and Baby Farm (Caterpillar Books, 10 months+, £3.99)
Open up this bright board book to see the mummy and baby farm animals having lots of fun together. With cute and colourful illustrations, this is an ideal book for children learning their first words. The easy-to-grip handle makes this a perfect first book for toddlers.