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Saturday 15 June 2019

Review: Make and Play: Space

Make and Play: Space is a fabulously fun and intergalactic activity book, perfect for keeping young space fans happy for hours.

This novelty board book focuses on following instructions and interactive learning with activities including Press-out play pieces, Make a fruit rocket, Sing a space song, Make alien models and more.

The main feature is the press-out play pieces intended for making a space scene; some of them slide together to stand, others have a hole to hang with string. After playing with them, my five-year-old and I turned our pieces into a mobile for her bedroom which is still providing fun and prompting space related discussions weeks later.

The bright, bold colours and design, thick cover with foil printed elements and spiral binding give this book a high quality feel. The illustrations are undeniably cute, with adorable, big eyed aliens and cute space puppies it makes space look like a fun place to be and sets the scene for imaginative craft and play.

Make and Play: Space would make an excellent gift, it encourages learning, creativity and interactive play and could be enjoyed by individuals or small groups.

Joey Chou is the creator of a long list of books in the Make and Play series including Make and Play: Easter.

Title: Make and Play: Space
Author/Illustrator: Joey Chou
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd , $14.99
Publication Date: 3 June 2019
Format: Board Book
ISBN:  9781788004435
For ages: 1+
Type: Activity Book