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Children’s Hour: Baby Animals (Hide-and-Seek)


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.

Baby Animals s one of those books which tries to make kids like books by being a book with something extra. It has touchy-feely sections, and lift-the-flap pictures. The words tell you to look for something specific on the page, but, to be honest, the kids aren’t that bothered about finding the right animal so much as by just generally lifting the flaps. I suppose it is a bit more engaging in that it makes the kids interact with a book, but I don’t think that it really sparks their imagination or gets them interested in stories in the same way as a book which has a focus on the words does.

The words are not really the important thing in this book, in fact they’re pretty boring. However them not being important does make it a good book for the kids to look at n their own.

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Children’s Hour: That’s Not My…


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.
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The That’s Not My… series are pretty good when it comes to baby books. No real plot or excitement but simple enough for babies and good for exploring textures. Each book is basically the same. They follow an object trying to find the right one, e.g. ‘That’s not my fairy her wand is too squashy’, with textures which match the words. The pictures are simple and bright too which makes them attractive to babies. There’s a whole series of books, from fairies, to monkeys, to tractors, and there are even Christmas and Easter specials, and colouring book versions.

 

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