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Monday, 2 December 2013

Review: I Spy Pets

Love a cut-out/pop-up book, me--and guess what? So do tots. Let's face it--they're fun!

In I Spy Pets, little fingers will be immediately drawn to the big cut-out circle on the front cover, right over the puppy dog's eye. This circular cut-out is repeated throughout the book, revealing a little glimpse of the feathery, furry or scaly animal beneath.

As kids turn the page, they are treated to some simple text--I spy with my little eye ... something with shiny scales. As the holey page is turned, the animal is revealed, with--hey presto!--the open circle completing the picture on the verso page.
This is such a lovely idea for a picture book and toddlers will simply adore it. Even I had fun opening each page, guessing the animal and seeing it revealed on the following pages.

The layout and design is beautifully-done with creamy, matte pages (great for longevity) and super sweet illustrations with a vintage feel.

I spy with my little eye ... a repeat-read of a book!

Title: I Spy Pets
Author/Illustrator: Edward Gibbs
Publisher: Koala Books, $13.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 November 2013
Format: Soft Cover
ISBN: 9781742760704
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Picture Book

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