Sunday, 5 June 2011
Usborne Thousands of Things to Spot
This fantastic book has been an essential in our car for well over a year.
The product details state:
This is a bumper, fun-packed puzzle book bursting with over 8,000 things to spot. It combines "1001 Monster Things to Spot", "1001 Wizard Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland", "1001 Pirate Things to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot in the Sea", "1001 Bugs to Spot", "1001 Things to Spot on the Farm" and "1001 Things to Spot in the Town". Bright, busy scenes provide plenty of material for both readers and pre-readers to talk about. Simple text and eye-catching illustrations combine to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification.
And yes I agree with all that. But more besides. It is beautifully illustrated with an eye popping amount of things to see on each page. It's humorous, properly giggle worthy on every page. It's easy for kids to understand with basic reading, but not patronising in anyway so doesn't put off those more confident with words.
A whole year this has been in the car. No other book has ever achieved such longevity. It deserves a medal, in fact it might well already have won a few that I'm not aware of. I would recommend it to anyone with a child between 3 and 7 years old, and older if they love a puzzle.
So why is it being featured today?
Because as we got home Rachel said
"Mummy I love this book, please blog about it."
What greater recommendation could there be?