November 2013, Caterpillar Books, 12 pages, Hardback, Review copies
Summary from Little Tiger Books (adapted to include both books)
This high-contrast baby board book is packed with baby’s first words! Every page has an eye-catching shiny red/blue finish and a simple illustration of one of baby’s favourite things.The black and white pages, with a bright colour and shiny red/blue foil, are designed with baby in mind.
These are mega cute books with items related to each other on each double page spread. There's a simple swirly border which varies it's pattern on each page, then small random pattern around the main item of focus. The pages are easy to turn because as you can sort of see from the cover the corners of each page are different sizes. I liked how as well as the word being written beneath the item sometimes there is an additional word to explain what the item does eg crunch is used withe the apple.
Now, although I like the foil type effect which is on every item, I was a bit disappointed that both books had the same style of foil - I expected glittler to be used in one book to differentiate between sparling and twinkling. It's sad that I have to take marks off what are two delightful books for babies, but maybe the next books in the series will be different.
Other great reads for babies are Flip Flap Fun: Time for Bed and Honk honk! Baa Baa! by Petr Horacek (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)