Children’s Hour: Eye Spy Shapes

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

I was really surprised at how much the children liked I Spy Shapes. I tend to find that the books about things like shape and colour are a bit boring, and they all have a very similar formula; here’s a shape, look at the things which are this shape. Number books are better because there’s a bit more to do. However the kids seemed like this one. They liked naming the shapes, and were proud when they could, and some of the objects were quite obscure which made it more of a challenge to name them too. Sometimes the objects weren’t quite right though, they had buttons on the circle, square and triangle pages, and whilst you can get buttons in all these shapes it makes things a little confusing.

Buy I Spy shapes:

Paperback (£4.99)

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