I don’t often agree to do reviews but I was contacted and asked to review some children’s books so had to say yes. My boys love books and when they arrived in the post today they couldn’t wait to open them and have a look.
We were sent 3 books, Where’s the Scone?, The Monster Book of Numbers and The Monster Book of Colours.
Straight away they wanted to sit and look at them, I was glad Gareth was around as we could each read them a book without having to share lap space!
I really like how colourful all the books were and that they had little extra details for the children to spot. The colour and number books had monsters in which is perfect for my monster and dinosaur obsessed children.
The monster book of colours is great as it has the standard primary colours which my 3 year old knows but also introduced him to new colours such as navy and lilac. Some of the colours weren’t quite what I would say they were, probably due to printing, the brown was a little orange and the orange more yellow. All the monsters have different names which the children thought were very amusing.
It was good to have a book of numbers with something a bit different in rather than the usual ducks, etc. Again the monsters have funny names which the children loved hearing me say! After counting 1 to 10 it also has 15, 20, 25 and 50. I thought this was a nice touch as it shows very small children that there are much bigger numbers. Again the book is really colourful.
Where’s the Scone is a little rhyming and number book about different animals bringing food to a party. There’s an interesting array of animals and food stuffs! A page at the end suggests other things children could find within the picture which is a nice touch. The book is colourful, interesting and isn’t afraid of introducing new animals and foods.
All in all we liked these books and I can already see the boys returning to them over and again.
I was sent these books to review free of charge but all opinions are my own.