Review: Off to the Market – Alice Oehr

Off to the Market

Alice Oehr

Scribble Kids Books

ISBN:9781925849790

Description:

Sunday is market day. We are looking for pumpkin, apples, eggs, and bread. What else will we find? Where did it come from? And what will we make with it?

Learn all about produce in this delightful child’s tour of a food market, full of fun facts, delicious new discoveries, and charming characters.

A loving ode to the people who bring food to our table and connection to our community, from acclaimed artist Alice Oehr.

My View:

A prefect first reader! This book of bold bright colours with eye catching stylised images is the prefect book for your first readers
(or bubs who sit on your laps as you read and point out) and talk about the markets, fruits and vegetables, shopping. Great for discussions about colours, shapes, counting, and general language development.

I do love the colour pop and the stylised images! Your little one will love it too.

Post Script: First Baby Days – On the Move & Funny Faces – Pat A Cake

On The Move

First Baby Days – On The Move

Pat a Cake

Hachette Australia

Pat a Cake Co

ISBN: 9781526380012

 

Description:

Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books that stimulate a baby’s developing vision.

Stimulate a baby’s developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.

 

Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, they begin track objects and scan for things to look at.

On the Move aids this development by using high-contrast colours and patterns, striking illustrations and pages that pull out in different directions. Babies will react with delight as they track and scan the pictures and patterns that are revealed as you pull the tabs, while the simple text prompts parent interaction.

The perfect first book to share with your baby!

 

Funny Faces

 

First Baby Days – Funny Faces

Pat a Cake

Hachette Australia

Pat a Cake Co

ISBN: 9781526380005

 

Description:

Bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books that stimulate a baby’s developing vision.

 

Stimulate a baby’s developing vision with these bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board books.

 

Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with.

 

Funny Faces aids this development by using high-contrast colours, patterns with striking illustrations and a mirror to peer in to. Babies will react with delight as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. The simple text prompts parent interaction.

 

The perfect first book to share with your baby!

 

My View:

Simply delightful!

 

I “road” tested these two books with my grandson who is now almost one year old. He was immediately attracted to the bright bold colours and the simple storylines, the “pull out” cards and the mirror (at the back of Funny Faces). As the “reader” there are plenty of opportunities for me to create my own narrative based on the simple images, and I am sure as my grandson develops his language skills he will be able to add to and develop his own  the “stories” as we sit and read together.

On a practical level I loved that this is a sturdily made book which is small enough to be held by little hands 🙂