October 2016, QED Publishing, 8 pages, Board book, Review copy
Farm summary from QED
Little fingers can easily learn how to move the novelty sliders to reveal favorite animals and their names and sounds in this interactive board book. Beautiful illustrations, bold lines, whimsical animals, and repeating patterns are designed to stimulate visual development in young infants.
Hush! Little Bear is Sleeping summary from QED
Features five different sound chips and adorable illustrations carefully created to help children's awareness development.
This ace series comes with noise! Farm is of the standard no noise book, with easy to slide parts on the page with the animal on. Hush..Little Bear is Sleeping was a pleasant surprise because on each page there's a button to press! Unfortunately I didn't have the right battery so don't know what the noises sound like, nonethless it's a clever addition, adding a new dimension to the classic sliding books.
The animals are easy to recognise with various black patterns on their body - I've heard babies respond to black and white images which I guess this is why the series is like this. There are splashes of colour but nothing too elaborate. The books are sturdy enough to handle frequent handling and I look forward to more books in the future.
Check out the others in the series including Wee Gallery: Pets, A Slide and Play Book by Surya Sajnani (Children's, Board Book, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)