Thursday 9 February 2012

Children's Book Review : Priddy Books Read Along Fairy Tales

I've told you before how pleased I am to be one of Roger's Bloggers for Priddy Books because we get some absolutely gorgeous books for the Madhouse Mini Testers to try out. Their latest offering was the fabulous Read Along Fairy Tales book, with comes with a CD.

Big sister Sophie settled down with 2-year-old Pierre to show him the pictures and turn the pages as they listened to the CD. I've already noticed before that young children's attention span is much greater when they're listening to a CD accompanying a book rather than a parent (or sibling) reading the story aloud and this was certainly the case here. Pierre loved the different voices and the sound effects and excitedly pointed out things in the pictures and giggled.

The book and CD contain nine popular fairy stories : The Gingerbread Man, The Three Little Pigs, The Princess and the Pea, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Ugly Duckling, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. Each story is only a few pages long and lasts just a few minutes on the CD so they are ideal for a quick bedtime story. You can also choose the track you want on the CD so you can pick out the selected story without having to fastforward through the whole CD.

The book itself is a lovely hardback board book that will resist no end of page-turning, dropping on the floor and nibbling. (Or is it just Pierre who likes to "taste" the books he's reading ?!) Each page has a large colourful illustration to really keep little listeners' attention on the book and older readers can listen to the words and follow them in the book so it's a great tool for reinforcing reading too.

The book is also lovely to read on its own without the CD and the CD is great in the car on long journeys with or without the book so it's a fabulous 3-in-1 investment.

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £9.99

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  1. this sounds great, would make a wonderful gift, we lve priddy books

  2. My nieces 5 & 7 live in Tunisia, they're fluent in English & Arabic (with some French) but in the schools they are primarily taught Arabic, secondly French so any English has to be taught from home. Do you think these would help them or are there any others you can suggest?

  3. Yeah, they could be good but they're quite text-heavy if they're not fluent readers in English. It might be better to start with books that have shorter texts. Activity books are great too as they learn and practise their spelling without even realising it.

  4. My kids love fairy stories, and my eldest James is just learning to read at school, so he would probably love these!

  5. aww like the sound of the book xx

  6. Really getting into look for these sort of books for Grace. Thanks for the review.


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