Wow! Spring has finally (!!) sprung. My garden has plenty colourful flowers in it (thanks Papa and Gma BookBairn), the butterflies and b...

Fly! Little birdy.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 BookBairn Blog 11 Comments

Wow! Spring has finally (!!) sprung. My garden has plenty colourful flowers in it (thanks Papa and Gma BookBairn), the butterflies and bumblebees have appeared, little bunny rabbits bounce around the garden (and eat my flowers - wee rascal!), and the sun is shining! Now that the weather is better and The Wee Page Turner will sleep in his pram we can get out and about and also into the garden to explore.

BookBairn is obsessed with nature at the moment. She's fascinated by all things beastie, flower and birdy! She loves spotting the birds in the trees and listening for their bird song. So it's no wonder that when 'Fly' by Xavier Deneux arrived in the post it fascinated her from her very first read.

'Fly' is the newest release in the 'Touch Think Learn' series that we previously reviewed here. But this one is a little different. Similar to the previous books in the series, the illustrations are simple and colourful with plain white backgrounds and they feature the cut-outs and raised elements that encourage little hands to interact with the book. But unlike the previous simple word-primers 'Fly' tells a story. And you need to interact and move the cut-outs around to make the story come to life.

On the first page, we meet a little yellow bird who has found a tree to make her home in. And you have to lift the yellow birdy out and move the character into the tree! Then a little red birdy pops along and he moves in too (and again you can literally move him in). Next you can help them build their nest by moving the twigs around, and help their babies hatch from the eggs by removing the shell pieces. And finally, of course, you can lift out on the of babies and make it fly off into the sky!

I've mentioned some great books for getting toddlers to interact with a story (you can find them here) but this has to be one of my favourites. It's innovative, well-thought out and, frankly, just great fun!

BookBairn enjoys playing with the little birdies both as part of the story but also as separate play-pieces. I just hope we don't lose them when she's playing with them away from the book. She has a tendency to hide things at the moment (she just loves hide and seek) and then she can't remember where they are and Daddy and I have no idea! Fingers crossed these little birdies continue to nest in their book.

This is such a great series - we can't wait for more!
Happy reading,
Mummy and BookBairn xx

*DISCLAIMER* I was given our book for free for review purposes, however, all words and opinions are my own.



11 comments:

  1. I loved this enchanting book, although BookBairn had to show me how it worked - the sign of things to come..

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    1. She will surpass us all I think and be teaching us everything!

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  2. Sounds like this book is perfect for BookBairn and I now check my pockets when I leave BookBairn's home just in case I have any penguins or ducks in them.

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  3. Oh so flipping cute and not just the kid modelling the book :) thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    1. Haha! Thanks I think the model is pretty cute too!

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  4. Aww that's so cute, I love the little birdy!

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  5. What a gorgeous book and an innovative way to get little ones to interact with a story. I often find myself looking for things my boys have hidden and have to think like them to find them!

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    1. Meant to add #readwithme on there.

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    2. Trying to find that missing piece is always a challenge! BookBairn is a fan of hide and seek too and that includes her favourite plastic toys!

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