This week, Libby has been lucky enough to be sent some absolutely gorgeous books to review by Campbell Books. We’ve had a chat about it, and we’ve decided to review them in two separate posts because there are quite a few and we love them all! This first review is about the four “busy” books; Busy Garage; Busy Park; Busy Farm and Busy Train.
Libby is growing up and changing every day, her speech is really coming along, as is her ability to amuse herself. Because I work full time, I can’t do things around the house when Libby is asleep. This means that I have to get things done while she is awake. She usually helps me out around the house, she’s great at putting washing in the machine and passing me things when I’m cooking or we’re doing other things around the house. Sometimes though, I need a few minutes to do something without her such as having a shower. It’s times like these that books really get put to the test.
Libby is more than happy to amuse herself for 10 minutes in her cot, as long as she has a book to read. The problem is, most books aren’t quite robust enough for an unsupervised 19 month old. Paper books don’t fare very well at all so card books like the “busy” books are ideal for her. I was a little bit concerned because these books have lovely interactive tabs on them and I wasn’t sure whether they’d stand up to the Libby test. I’m pleased to report though that they have passed with flying colours.
The isn’t a real storyline in these books, but every page has something interactive. There are questions that are ideal for Libby’s age group, such as “can you point to the mouse?” or “how many tyres do we have?” Libby is getting really into these, she has recently learnt to count to three so counting questions are perfect. I can honestly say, she adores all of these books. As you can imagine though, she does have a favourite. Anybody who knows Libby will be able to guess which one it is…
Here are Libby and Monkey enjoying their favourite book… the train one of course!