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Monday, 25 July 2016

Review: First Words Art Charts

Large format and crammed with colour, this beautiful book for littlies is like a collection of posters secured together in a book that will widen eyes and expand spongelike brains.

Beginning with Woodland, where we meet all manner of foresty creatures, from bears to ants, woodpeckers to racoons, we move on through Counting, Transport, Sea Creatures, Pets, Shapes, Opposites, Colours and much more.

Graphic-style illustrations are present in pop-art style block colour, with accompanying word, and then at the end of the book, a series of colour-coded questions relate to the imagery at the front of the book.

In Counting, for example, which creatures are yellow? What shape are the balloons?

In African Animals, how many horns does a rhinoceros have? Which animal has black spots?

Kids will delight in perusing and absorbing the colourful pics before being 'tested' on their observation skills.

A visually entrancing book, First Words is fantastic for early learning settings and childcare centres. The pages would also make for gorgeous wall posters (in which case, best get yourself two copies of the book).

Title: First Words Art Charts
Author/Illustrator: Aino-Maija Matsola
Publisher: Wide Eyed, $39.99
Publication Date: 22 June 2016
Format: Soft cover, large
ISBN: 9781847808387
For ages: 1 - 5
Type: Picture Book

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