Monday 11 May 2009

One Little Bunny by A.J. Wood. Illustrated by Mike Jolley & Emma Dodd

Published by Silver Dolphin Books an imprint of Advantage Publishers Group.
Distributed by Raincoast Books

One Little Bunny is a book in the Amazing Baby changing picture book series.

At first glance this book is sure to pique the attention of any baby or toddler. The cover alone has so many different colours and patterns that it offers a learning experience before the book is even opened. The book is solid and seems to be durable though I would have liked to have seen the edges treated with the same coating as the pages and cover. I think it would have been a better idea since the age range of this book (6-18 months) just love to put everything in their mouths.

Each page in this book offers a simple and eye-catching picture which accompanies a counting question. The toddler can place a finger into the slider that is built into the page and it causes a solid insert to pop from the top of the page. The insert contains the answer in a shiny and reflective format. On the reverse of each of these pop-ups are various black and white designs such as spirals, stripes and polka dots. While great to look at, they also encourage learning about patterns too. Towards the end of the book, your child is introduced to a basic math problem which I thought was great. One thing I didn't notice at first, is that each page also contains a number of circles beside the slider so that children can count either the illustrations, or just the circles, though it also leaves the option open for more basic addition too.

For such a small book, it has endless learning possibilities. It's definitely one of my favourite board books to recommend.

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