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Friday 24 July 2020

Review: Australian Animals: Mothers and Babies

In their usual leading style, Alphaprints presents another delightful board book for babies and early learners. Australian Animals: Mothers and Babies introduce tactile learning with painter fingertips and photographs.

The rhyming text sways and sings. Little ones will enjoy the voice sounds that accompany the ridged feel of the textured images.

Australian animals, birds and sea creatures make up the parade of entries.

Paper, fruit, keys, brushes, knitted hats, light globes, leaves, chocolates, and other daily items including food, have been added to create happy imaginative illustrations. A game of seek and find will entertain and educate, for this book can become a voyage of discovery while learning language.

With embossing on every page, kangaroos wombats, koalas, crocodiles, echidnas, Sugar gliders, yabbies, Great white sharks, quokkas, (such cute little ones) bilbies, turtles, kookaburras and lots more form the collection.

Vibrant colours fill the single and double spreads. The durable board promises a long life. Plasticised for easy wiping, food fingers don’t stand a chance.

This is an ideal learning tool that will work for older children too as an introduction to the concept of family and that of large and small. It can also be used as a starting point for teaching colours, and the various shapes that make up the animals.

Title: Alphaprints: Australian Animals: Mothers and Babies
Author/Illustrator: Roger Priddy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $12.99
Publication Date:
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781783419418
For ages: 1+
Type: Baby Book