Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Richard Scarry's Biggest Word Book Ever!
This really is the biggest word book ever - it's as tall as a toddler and packed with fun! Each beautifully illustrated spread is packed with Scarry's charming animal creatures enjoying Busytown, carrying out a variety of jobs, riding in their cars and trucks, trains and planes and generally enjoying life. Each spread contains key words for the animals, objects, actions and more. Learning has never been so much fun. Books have never been so big!
Re-released to celebrate entertaining children for over fifty years, Richard Scarry's biggest word book ever is a 'huuuuuuuuuuuge' book. It is a book that toddlers or small children could hide inside!
The book is crammed full of pictures which have items labelled - great to encourage young children to talk and try and new vocabulary. There are sections on Busytown, including shops and vehicles; the fire service; houses and homes; farms, including fruit and vegetables; construction sites; boats, the beach; and airports and aeroplanes. Most of the words are as we would say in English, however there are some 'Americanisms'.
There are hundreds of words within the book. The pictures can be used as a game with young children, testing their vocab in a fun way. Every time children look at the book they will spot different things in the pictures - rather than being a scene, they are busy pictures with lots of different illustrations within a page.
This would be great for a nursery,school or playgroup. Because of its size it would be difficult to share at a cosy story-time although is fantastic for laying on the floor and looking at in that way.
Thank you to the publishers, Harper Collins Children's Books, for sending me the book to review.