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Thursday 24 February 2011

Review: Alison Jay's Nursery Collection

This collection of beautiful books, in board-book format and with simplified text, will make the perfect gift for a baby or toddler in your life.

Containing four of Alison Jay's well-known and much loved books, your little ones will be flicking through these pages for hours at a time.

Words showcases Jay's artwork with just one simple word on each page, helping with learning to recognise single words and what they represent.

Numbers takes children on a counting journey from one to ten, and then back again, with some classic fairytale characters.

Colours inspires a game of find the colour on the page, as we're taken through with those from our favourite nursery rhymes.

Alphabet is the perfect introduction to letters, helping parents introduce the concept of their associated sounds.

All the books contain Jay's fabulously unique artwork, with crackled finish, bright colours amidst classic pastel tones, and characters that are so gorgeous you'll want to pull them out of the book and cuddle them.

The concepts that Jay's books introduce are important, and put together in a way that makes learning fun. Detailed touches throughout the pictures make for hours of entertainment, and will also help give children an eye for different types of art.

A winner with children, and a collection that adult eyes will never tire of looking at.

Title: Alison Jay's Nursery Collection
Author/Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $29.95
Publication Date: 1 March, 2011
Format: Board book
ISBN: 9781921690969
For ages: 0+
Type: Picture Book