2nd February 2017, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 12 pages, Board book, Review copy
Summary from Quarto
In the Garden
Lift the flaps to find the matching pairs in this fun novelty series that's all about habitats! This book has seven die-cut flaps on every spread for little ones to lift to find the matching pairs, and spot the odd one out. Lift stones to find snails, grass to find ladybirds and lettuce leaves to find caterpillars, then answer a simple counting question.
Summary from Quarto
Lift the flaps to find the matching pairs in this fun novelty series that's all about habitats! This book has seven die-cut flaps on every spread for little ones to lift to find the matching pairs and spot the odd one out. Lift stones to find turtles, seaweed to find seahorses and shells to find crabs, then answer a simple counting question.
These books are perfect for introducing younger readers into these two very different worlds. The rhymes on each double page spread are catchy, and as well as the main pairs to find other suggestions are given to the reader what to look for. I'm quite sure that a parent/guardian/teacher/older reader could find some extra search items too. There is so much on a page that each needs a minute or two to take in fully. The flaps are easy to open and sturdy.
One thing which bothered me slightly about the flaps is that on some pages each flap is exactly the same. Seeing that some are different, I wondered why this was the case. I'm writing this a few days after reading the book and now I'm thinking maybe the flaps which have no differences on the flap part (the pictures underneath are different) are to make the matching game harder. Either way it's an issue which probably won't mystify most readers!
I'd love to have more books in the series looking at the sky, mountains, deserts, and woodland!
Check out another fun (& mega cute!) lift the flap book Hello Kitty Baby See and Say First Words (Children's, Board book, Non-fiction, 10E/10E)