Saturday, 16 March 2013
Farm Babies by Liz and Kate Pope
Young children will love sorting the baby farm animals and slotting them into place alongside their mummies and daddies. This jolly little farm book with jigsaw pieces is ideal for developing motor skills and improving hand-eye co-ordination.
This is a clever idea book. The book is a board book which 12 pages long, with six different animals depicted with their babies - however their babies are jigsaw pieces (stored in a sturdy animal in the front cover of the book) which fit into the pages snuggly.
I have had books for my children in the past which have pieces on each page which fit into holes, but there is no storage for when the book is put away, however these pieces fit into an envelope which closes securely with Velcro - meaning the pieces won't get lost.
The pictures are beautifully drawn and look as if they have been constructed from different textures and designs of fabric, giving a patchwork effect - a very popular finish at the moment!
This would make a great gift for children aged around 1 year. It would be a great present this Easter instead of the normal chocolate egg and one which will be played with over and over again. It could be used as an introduction to a visit to a farm park or countryside visit.
This is another fantastic book from Caterpillar Books which I received in return for a honest review.