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animalsfionawattfarmanimalsfionawattAnimals and Farm Animals by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

Published by Usborne Books

Ages: 4-8

Pages: 10

Publishers Summary (both books): Contains four delightful two-piece jigsaws, each one featuring a different touchy-feely texture. Perfectly designed for tiny hands, these simple puzzles promote sensory awareness and the concept of matching. The brightly coloured illustrations are accompanied by clear and simple text that introduces each animal.

littlebug09Sweet as a Littlebug: “Fuzzy, bumpy, scratchy and more! Of course I’m in love! Plus, they have one of my favorite animals ever, a chicken and her baby chicks. So cute and their wings are soft and fluffy. You know me…I’m a texture girl, what can I say?

“It’s also so great to see all the great things the animals eat and where they live. Did you know a Koala eats eucalyptus trees and that my mom is allergic to them? So, this is probably as close to one as I’m going to get! I could stare at the pages for days and never get tired of it. Almost everyday I go to my bookshelf and pull this one off, crawl with it to mom and hand it to her to read. I like it that much. Because…I get to play with my mom, since the animals on each page come apart and go back together again and I need a little help now and again. It’s so much fun!

HandsMom’s Two Cents: “Of course I completely agree with her. These are fabulous books that every little one will enjoy. Not only do they teach with words on a page, but they’re also interactive with the puzzle pieces embedded on each set of pages. Great for early readers and little hands.

“As I mentioned, each set of pages has one side with a puzzle embedded inside. The nice thing about this, besides helping with hand-eye coordination, is that it will help to keep a little one occupied for quite a bit of time. We generally take these books with us to church, the doctors office, to the park so the Turkeybird can play while I read to Littlebug, and so many other places. I keep them on hand in a lot of situations.

Animals and Farm Animals are wonderful books. I’ve been very excited to see more and more of these types of puzzle books for early readers coming out, because they can be so useful. Their bright colors and cute illustrations show children the very basics of animal life and get them started toward learning more. Absolutely delightful. A great addition to a beginning library!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 9 months and older. The Turkeybird, at age 3, still tries to steal these from his sister from time to time and don’t see him losing interest for quite a while.

These books were purchased for our home library.
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8 Responses to Animals and Farm Animals by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells

  1. Abbie says:

    I love Usborne books!! Good choice. 🙂

  2. I love Watt’s books! Especially the “That’s Not..” series. Really fun touch and feels but also some nice sensory stimulation beyond the tactile: Shiny scales for dinosaurs, etc.
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    • Absolutely! I actually reviewed the “That’s Not My” series not too long ago. They are perfect teaching books. My daughter is way more “touchy-feely”, but it really helped my son grasp those basic concepts. Just perfect! Thank you!

  3. robyn says:

    She loves chickens. The apple didn’t fall too far from gramma’s tree! Those books look so cute!

  4. NotNessie says:

    They are so cute!
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  5. MarkSpizer says:

    great post as usual!

  6. Very educating blog, bookmarked your site in interest to see more information!

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