Boo has developed a love for books which I am so happy about and as a result I am probably going a little overboard on buying her books – but she enjoys reading them, and stacking them, and we enjoy reading them together!
I recently, on a whim, purchased the My First Gruffalo Little Library, which is found small board books in a little cardboard sleeve based on The Gruffalo. The four books are Colours, Opposites, Animal Action and Numbers. Each of the four books is available in a large size on their own (and we have borrowed a couple of them before from our local library.
The books are the prefect size for Boo to sit and hold and ‘read’ herself, they are light but also sturdy, they still look really nice even though Boo hasn’t quite learned to be gentle with books yet. They each have 6 double pages, with clear, bright cartoon illustrations – just like The Gruffalo book.
Of the four I would say that Boo likes, or at least spends most time with the Colours book and is pointing out and naming the six colours and the illustrations (i.e. brown is – obviously – the Gruffalo).
The Numbers book is 1-5 with the last page as a recap (which Boo loves as she cheers and shouts everyone! Though Boo has not quite master the art of counting yet (we have one, two, seven, eight, seven, eight – so nearly there)
The Animals Actions lovely illustrations and each double page has two animals on it (except page 5, which is again a recap of all that have gone before and page size a double page of ‘growl like a gruffalo’ which again Boo finds very entertaining.)
The Opposite book as the same 6 double pages with each featuring an opposite pair – like big and small or night and day. Boo likes to point out the things pictured and we are reading the opposites too her.
I paid £4.99 for this pack of four books (I am sure if I looked online I could have gotten it cheaper – but I am not going to look!), it was just sat on the counter in a shop I was in, I just saw it by chance and I can honestly say that it’s has already been really worth it and there is a lot more life left in them.
They really are fantastic, I would definately recommend them for any little Gruffalo fans out there and I think they would make a great present too.