Wednesday, 17 July 2013

1 2 3 Sticker and Colouring Book by Stacey Lamb and Claire Ever (Children's, Picture book, Sticker book, Activity book, 10E/10E)

1st July 2013, Usborne, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy,

Themes: numbers, counting, comprehension skills, fine motor skills, lots of stickers, colouring in, visual fun, animals, space, ice environment, construction site, rainforest, bugs, nature, in the ocean, safari water hole, trees, a park, happy animals, sleeping animals

Content: heaps of fun and laughter

Summary from Usborne
This fun book full of friendly animal characters is a perfect introduction to first number skills for little children.

With lots of pictures to colour and over 200 stickers to add to the pages, little children will enjoy practising counting.

A great headstart for pre-school children.

WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.

Nayuleska's thoughts  
Most younger (and older!) readers enjoy the at times therapeutic fun that comes from using stickers. They don't have to sit perfectly on the pictures - I purposely made most of the stickers wonky, since a young child might put them on at any angle. As with every single sticker book I've encountered, you either flip back and forth as you get a sticker and put it on the relevant page or you spend a good few minutes wrestling the sticker pages out of the book, with or without scissors. I usually do the latter, but I used the flipping method this time, and got a bit annoyed if Im honest. But the pure joy that stickers produce made me forget my annoyance.

 I liked the colouring in book because you could use similar colour schemes used in book 1 or create your own! I liked how every illustration was different: e.g. every animal/object was unique, the hippos had different expressions and were slightly different shapes and sizes, as were the other objects. I spent time looking at each animal, starting to create in my mind a world where the animals spoke their thoughts out loud. Pictures truly can be worth over 1000 words!

Suggested read
For more sticker and colouring fun try Getting Dressed Sticker Book: Weather and Seasons (2nd book down, Children's, Picture Book, Sticker Book, 9/10)

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