There is always much excitement here at The Madhouse when we receive a delivery from Priddy Books. As Roger's Bloggers, we've received lots of books to review from Priddy Books in the past, as well as from other publishers, but the Madhouse Mini-testers always seem to get particularly excited when the books come from them. I've been trying to work out why and I think it's because they're brightly coloured but also interactive. We've had activity books, a read-along book and CD set, picture books that throw questions at you to make sure you'll being observant and understanding what you're looking at …
This month's books got the usual warm reception ! Pierre was totally taken with the Treasure Hunt Counting Colours book, which is utterly compelling reading for a 2-year-old, judging by his reaction.
It's a huge chunky board book with ten double pages each focusing on a specific colour. Pierre loves looking at the collections of objects to see what he can spot, even if he avoids the “Black” page because he is scared of the spider !
When his big sisters are on the scene, they can read the different phrases – for example “3 farm tractors”, “2 roses”, “10 rubber ducks”, “2 big dinosaurs”, “6 sparkly shoes”, etc… - that are written around the edges of the pictures and they can all have fun trying to spot the different objects. This is a great way to practice basic counting skills as well as learning new words and honing observation skills.
It's a book that you can look at over and over again and still spot new things each time. It's turned into Pierre's potty-time book of choice and he loves pointing things out to me and naming them or asking me for words he doesn't know.
star rating : 5/5
RRP : £7.99
- Hardcover: 20 pages
- Publisher: Priddy Books (1 Jan 2012)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1849156042
- ISBN-13: 978-1849156042
- Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 27.2 x 1.8 cm
Disclosure : As one of Roger's Bloggers for Priddy Books, we regularly receive free books to review.
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