My Big Animal Book – Review

One thing we love in this house are books, and animal books always seem to go down well, so I was pleased to receive My Big Animal Book from Tick Tock books to read with my children.

My Big Animal BookMy Big Animal Book is a hardback reference book with thick glossy pages covering the world of animals from the jungle to under the sea, at the farm and animals at home.  Each double page spread covers a different animal or group of animals and gives various facts about their lifestyles, habitats, ways of life and characteristics of the animals.

This book is a fabulous introduction to animals with little bite size facts that are easy for children to digest.  I have sat reading this with my 5yr old Miss M.  With each turn of the page, you move onto different animals keeping children intrigued.  She thoroughly enjoyed looking through the pages, listening to the facts and eagerly taking it all on board.  I was surprised to hear her give me additional facts about certain animals that I didn’t know she knew as well as ask questions about things in the book.  She loved looking at the pictures, identifying what she knew as the images are clear and bright – great for maintain little ones interest.

My Big Animal Book reviewWe have loved this book, more than I initially thought.  It has plenty of intriguing general knowledge facts to learn and although educational has proved interesting and fun to sit and look through together.  I’m sure we’ll have many more fun times looking through it – I’d definitely recommend My Big Animal Book – a great factual book for little ones.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree – Children’s Book Review

The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree is the first book from a series about the Anagranimals, a bunch of ordinary animals who long to do things that other animals do.  My children love reading so I was keen to read this to them to hear their views.Anagranimals 2The Anagranimals and the Wishing Tree is a story about six very ordinary animals – Heidi the Hippo, Pedro the Pig, Lancelot the Lion, Ebenezer the Elephant, George the Giraffe and Rocky the Rhino.  They start by playing a game of hide and seek until they come across a big, old tree – The Wishing Tree.  It grants them each a wish and they all wish to have their favourite parts of other animals.

So Pedro the Pig turned into a Pig-Orilla-Roo, George a Gir-Osti-Duck and Heidi a Hippo-Croco-Puss.  Each had the head, body and legs of different animals.

The Anagranimals book is aimed at ages 5-9, and with Miss M being 5 she was intrigued.  She loved the concept of the wishing tree and giggled when I first read about what the animals changed into – she found the names such as Rhino-Parra-Rog quite bizarre but hilarious.  The storyline definitely kept her entertained even though she couldn’t quite believe what was happening to the animals.  She looked at the pictures in bemusement wondering if it could really happen!

Anigranimals1The book is well illustrated with lots of colour pictures to keep children entertained throughout and the story is lengthy without being too long to read in one go.

This is the first book in a series of Anagranimals adventures – why don’t you see what they get up to next?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.