Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Great Big Cuddle - Poems for the Very Young - Book Review

We got sent this book by Toppsta on twitter to review - they often have kids books available - you get to keep the book in return for providing a review on their website.

So the book info:

Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Price: £14.99
Published by: Walker Books

So what's the book about?

It's basically a book of silly rhyming poems illustrated with bright coloured pictures.

Some of the poems make sense, and some are nonsensical but all are appealing.

H who is 2 and D who is 5 both really enjoyed the book.

We could read one poem at a time so it wasn't too long for them to sit and listen/read and they didn't get bored.

Both of them enjoyed the rhyming words and copying the silly phrases :)

H found the pictures bright and easy to recognise and identify. D just loved the phrases he is still repeating several of them.

The book took us several days to read through as we did each poem as a short stand alone reading activity.

D was able to recognise some of the words to read but when the font was small he struggled a bit more.

Overall we all enjoyed the book (although if I hear the phrase 'the jelly's too smelly' once more I might cry!) but the fact that both of them are still repeating the phrase and breaking into mad giggles at it just proves how much the book appeals to them and their silly sense of humour :)

We give this book 5/5 and would definitely recommend it - it may be for younger children but it appealed to both the 2 and 5 year old.

(photos to follow having some tech issues with the camera!)

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