This book is part of a 4 book set, although it's not actually necessary to own the other books in the set (Ooh, pretty flower!, All aboard the Ninky Nonk! and The happy waving game!). The Makka Pakka book is the third in the set.
The book has short and simple story to it and contains lots of quotes from the programme, such as 'Hum dum, agga pang!' which In The Night Garden fans will love as it will be familar to them and they can join in with it even if they can't read the words.
Each page has a different colour which is not only very nice to look at but can aid children in learning their colours. On one page is writing (with silhoettes of characters in the background) and on the other page are big, glossy scenes and characters from In The Night Garden. The pictures are exactly as they appear on tv and are great to look at.
The book has 16 pages and starts on the very first page. The pages are quite thick and are easy for little fingers to turn, aswell as being quite durable. The whole book can be wiped clean too.
In The Night Garden fans are sure to love this book but it probably wont appeal to children who don't watch In The Night Garden because the characters and references will seem abit confusing.
Overall I think this is a lovely little book with a cute story about friendship and how washing your face can be very fun. This may just be enough to encourage a child that can't stand getting their face wet that washing their face is a very good thing to do "because Makka Pakka and everybody in the Night Garden love to wash faces". The pictures and colours are great, aswell as the length of the book - long enough to have a story but short enough to hold a young childs attention until the end.