Friday 21 December 2007

Christmas is Coming by Lisa Marsoli. Illustrated by Lucy Barnard

cicoming.jpgPublished by Robin Corey Books - An Imprint of Random House Canada

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, as they get ready for the Christmas season in this entertaining board book. Each page has 2 holes cut from it and built into the book is a 'touch and feel' wheel of various colours and textures which the reader has to align with the holes in each image. It brings a whole new level of fun that will encourage younger children to realize the joy of books.

This book was fun to play with. The story is simple and pleasing. The touch and feel wheel adds a nice touch which brings the book to life. The fur of Santa's hat and the glittering coarseness of the icing on the roof of a gingerbread house are just two of the different textures which younger children are going to be fond of exploring. As simple as this book is, it encourages the reader to think and problem solve as they complete each page. Who knew learning could be so enjoyable?

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