we received a lovely bag full of books to review from Priddy Books.I’d barely opened the parcel and The Pickle
was already eyeing up the contents – he loves books!The Princess loves reading too, as soon as
she gets home from school her daily reading book is out and we all sit on the
sofa while she reads to me and her brother.She also reads independently in bed each night before she goes to
sleep.Books for young children are great, especially ‘fun’
books which encourage learning through brightly coloured pictures or
interactive features.So I was almost as
excited as the kids when this wonderful selection arrived!
Touch and Feel Seasons, £14.99
This is a
box set of four board books introducing baby to each different season.Spring contains fluffy lambs and bright
daffodils, Summer contains sandy beaches and colourful butterflies, Autumn has
a soft furry squirrel and a glistening leaf and Winter has a sparkly snowman
and bumpy snowflake.Each book has a lovely
variety of colourful photos, drawings and textures to keep baby amused.
enjoys looking at these books, they are just the right size for him to be able
to pick up and turn the pages easily by himself.He particularly likes the squirrel although
he does occasionally try to eat it!The
books are very robust and have a single word on each page, which is perfect for
The box set
would make a lovely Christmas gift, especially as the snowman picture is
featured on the back of the box.
Cloth Book, £6.99
book contains bright, bold animal pictures including a crocodile, giraffe and
parrot, along with a short rhyming sentence on each page to read to baby.The front page is crinkly and has textures to
This book is
very appealing to young babies because of the bright colours, particularly the
contrasting black, white and red.The
Pickle enjoyed looking and pointing at the bold, simple pictures and he loved
the crinkly cover, although it would be nice to have some interactive features and
textures inside the book as well as on the cover.He enjoys pointing to each picture and I say
the animal’s name or the sound it makes – he finds my “rooooaaaarrrr”
particularly amusing!This would make an
ideal gift for a newborn baby.
This is a
fun and unusual look at the English language, using phrases associated with
fruit such as ‘Big Apple’ and ‘Lemonade’.
I love this
book!It’s bright, bold and lots of
fun.The interactive sliders, wheels and
flaps keep The Princess entertained and the book has helped her to see that
some words can have different meanings.The Pickle is also fascinated with this book and I may have to buy him
his own copy so The Princess is able to read hers in peace!
is packed full of facts about various animals, including some unusual animals
I’d never heard of before, such as a Quetzal (a brightly coloured bird which
the currency of Guatemala
is in fact named after!)
loves learning new facts, particularly about animals, so this is a great book
for her!She is also just at the right
age to be able to read this by herself and was soon quizzing me on various
animal facts – all of which she knew more about than I did!The book is very colourful, with a large
photo on each page, which makes it more appealing to young children and
encourages them to read and to learn.A
diagram at the top of each page shows how large each animal is in proportion to
a human.It has a glossary at the back
which explains what some of the more complex words mean.This is a great resource for children in
their first years at school.
titles from Priddy Books are very well written and designed, keeping the little
ones entertained for ages!I was also
pleased to read on their website that their books are made from a combination
of recycled paper and paper from sustainable forests, and printed with soy ink.They are also committed to product safety,
which is good to hear when you have a little monster like mine who just wants
to try and eat everything in sight!
at www.priddybooks.com for further
information on the books I have reviewed, plus many more.