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Tuesday 15 May 2012

Review: My Big Book of Learning

Looking through this book was like being shuttled back to my early days as a parent, when board books packed with sparkling ABCs were de rigeur before breakfast, lunch and tea.

This new large-format board book from Ice Water Press is heaven in a cardboard sandwich for tots (and parents) because it combines all those myriad books we need to impress upon our wee ones - colours, numbers, shapes, animals, favourite words, opposites and the ABC, all into one brightly coloured book.

It also features some clever activity ideas for older toddlers - letter tracing, colouring mixing, search and find, imitation and matching - giving it an educational bent that hardly feels educational.

Bright, cartoonish illustrations and a tough-wearing cover and pages make it ideal for carting around and diving into at any given opportunity. Sure to become a toddler fave.

Title: My Big Book of Learning
Author: Jaclyn Crupi
Illustrator: Louise Gardner
Publisher: Ice Water Press, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2011
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781921904837
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Board Book, Picture Book