This is a bit later than planned this month, what with Christmas, two birthdays, an anniversary, three interviews and moving house. As ever, January is our busiest month of the year.
(I’m also for the first time, writing, photo editing and uploading and publishing a blog post all from my phone for the very first time as our internet got shut off at midnight last night ahead of moving house this week, so forgive me if this isn’t quite up to the usual standard…) This month Parragon sent us the classic, The Three Little Pigs (£5.30 from Amazon). But this isn’t just any Three Little Pigs. This new edition by Mei Matsuoka is an engaging ineractive story with pop up and pull out bits for little fingers.
Little Miss already knew the cautionary construction tale of three piggies and their houses, but has now fallen completely in love with it.
She huffs and puffs at the pages with the wolf, snorts at the pigs and has started insisting she reads to me. Though, that sounds something like;
“flub bulb blah goo PIGS! *snort* huu gwa shoo PIGS! glib fla HUFFFFFFF! *over animated puffing face* Blow Mami. Pigs. Sticks. fla glu hanupla woh…”
You get the idea… Still. I’m extremely proud of my little bookworm’s reading efforts and naturally believe she is Oscar nominee ready for best audio book performance… That’s a thing right? I digress…
The ‘Slide and See Fairy Tales’ edition encourages her to follow along with me reading as at the end of the line, it shows you (via a picture) which tag to pull from the side of the book. This is great for helping her understand I’m reading the words on the page, not simply plucking a story out of thin air to match the pictures. (I can imagine this will be especially relevant over the next year.)
Potentially worth noting that, being a vandal (there’s those Northern roots showing through! I’m kidding… Sort of…), Little Miss has managed to pull the board tags clean from the book, but luckily minimal damage was caused and we could easily slide them back in.
After the success of this book, a quick Google search kindly told me The Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Bean Stalk are also available in the Slide and See range, which I will definitely be investigating further for Little Miss’ upcoming second birthday.
FINDINGOURFEET.CO.UK IS A MEMBER OF THE PARRAGON BOOKS #BOOKBUDDIES CLUB. PARRAGON BOOKS SENDS US A NEW BOOK EVERY MONTH FOR LITTLE MISS TO ENJOY AND REVIEW. BUT AS ALWAYS, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS REVIEW ARE INDEPENDENT AND MY OWN.