I can barely believe we are at the end of November and that we are running into December already this weekend! Aacck! Today on the blog we’re continuing with our Picture Book Month series and today’s review is for the littlies! Farmyard Friends is a touch and feel book incorporating sounds and beautifully illustrated farm favourites.
10 hard sturdy pages with colourful backgrounds makes this the perfect book for babies just starting out on the reading journey. They wipe clean easily, and can withstand a bit of chewing or drool. Each page has a touch and feel section explaining the texture as well as where else you could feel it in comparison.
Farmyard Friends for older toddlers?
Although Daniel is probably too big for these kinds of books, these are the books he loves to read on his own. He knows the short text on each page well enough to recite it to us. The illustrations help him along when he gets a little lost – it has built such a confidence in him to be able to point and “read” to us as well as have us read to him.
Each set of pages also has a little search and find game that you can play as your child grows. Creating another dimension of fun to this interactive picture book. The Chatterbox Baby books retail for around R149 each and are available at all leading online and children’s book stores! Other books in the range include Go, Car, Go!
Talking to babies is absolutely vital from the day they are born. These books are specially created to help bathe babies in language – the key to later speech development. In Farmyard Friends, babies will squeal with happiness when they see the funny animals in this book. From adorable ducklings to bouncy sheep, there are lots of friendly animal characters and the pages have large textured areas to touch and explore. This title also introduces some environmental sounds like mooing, baaing and neighing. The charming art and lots to talk about on every page mean that this book is sure to become a firm favourite.
In the Meantime – Do you have favourite touch & feel books?
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Pan Macmillan with no obligation to review.