Top positive review
Daughter loves it
on 22 May 2013
My 19-month-old is an avid "reader" and this book has been with her for the past few months. It has been bitten, chewed, drooled upon thoroughly, bent over backwards and also been used as a short-distance projectile to express baby tantrums. Barring a few scuffs, I am happy to report that it has stood the test of time.
Top it off, the contents are commendable - full of actual colour photographs (not just cartoons) and plenty of objects for each letter of the alphabet; it remains one of my daughter's favourite books. She is now well-versed with the entire alphabet (both caps and smalls) and loves looking at the book again and again.
My only criticism: for some letters, the objects could be better/more interesting e.g. for letter "M", there could be common and interesting things like monkey, mug, mop etc but the book contains stuff like little brown "mushrooms", a costume "mask" that looks like a hat to my daughter, a "moth" that looks like a butterfly and a "motorbike". I had to create flashcards of my own with other pictures to aid the learning process.
Also, letter "U" only has umbrellas. Hmmm ... surely the authors could think of a few other things e.g. urn, utensils etc ?
Anyway ...it just shows that all books have room for fresh editions. I just hope that when it does happen, the publishing quality remains the same if not better.
Go for it, well worth a buy. Or even as a gift.