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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Review: Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House!

This is a must have picture book.

Entertaining, engaging and fun, kids will delight in the rollicking rhyme, funky illustrations and interactive elements the story delivers on every page.

There are colours to guess, things to count, questions to answer, objects to compare and…

A teeny tiny mouse hiding on every page! 

He’s the star of the book, and the kids will wage war with each other to get to be the one to point him out.

A smorgasbord of learning, Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House! is the perfect book for classrooms, covering colours, counting, sizes and more. But the  educational aspects are so superbly invisible, the kids won't notice them at all, and I guarantee this book will become a favourite after the first read through.

Uber talented author Jane Godwin has thought of everyone and everything in the creation of this amazing picture book. Add in Jane Reiseger’s super funky illustrations, and it's a visual feast.

It ticks all the boxes. Every single one! And it’s one of those versatile picture books that appeals to lots of different children and works in many different situations. 

Pre pre-schoolers, pre-schoolers and school-aged kids will love it. It’s great to read to children one-on-one, but it also works for groups. It’s also a book kids can pick up and explore by themselves, even if they can’t yet read. 

You must find a copy of this book and check it out. It’s crazy fun, highly interactive and educational in a fantastically subtle way.

And don't forget to look for that mouse!

Title: Red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House!
Author: Jane Godwin
Illustrator: Jane Reiseger
Publisher: Affirm Press, $24.99
Publication Date: 24 April 2018
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781925584691
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book