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Something magical for the bookshelf
on 13 January 2010
I had no idea when I ordered this book just how good it would be. It was a 1st birthday present for my son who wasn't overly keen on books, unlike his older brother, and what a lovely gift it is. He fell in love with its magic (as did I) from the very first time we sat down together to read it.
It is a full-on touchy feely with all kinds of textures and lots of unusual animals - one for every letter. It also has fabulous, spring-loaded tabs and pull-outs. My son particularly likes the sticky octopus legs, the warthog which shakes his head and the little chicks opening their beaks for worms - it truly is enchanting - with new things to see every time you read it.
My son is now spellbound by most books, but I do think it was this one that grabbed his attention first. He now has to fight his older brother off to read it! A wonderful poster is also included at the back of the book which looks fabulous in the boys' bedroom.
Would make an excellent gift for any age of toddler and I will buy many more copies for friends and family in the future.