Thursday, 10 October 2013

"Can you Dance to the Boogaloo?" - A review

There remains something so special about opening a new book for the first time.
About whiling time away in book shops.

And it's so good to see our children have a love of books.
Albeit they're not so patient with the books mummy reads.
Although of course mummy has to be so patient with their books.
As we read them for the tenth time over.

Squeaks was delighted to receive a copy of "Can you Dance to the Boogaloo?" by Alice v. Lickens.
Squeaks loved the look of the book, instantly feeling the need to dance rather than sit down and read the book.
As we sat down to read Squeaks was taken with naming the animals, the musical instruments and the sounds associated with both.
For this, it was a great read. We took our time appreciating the illustrations and the bright colours were a hit.
Reading it's rhythmical words made it fun and it was a book we had to read twice.
On balance I think this is great for pre-schoolers.
I can't wait to sit down with the boys and read it, although with their animal antics and love of dance I will probably be there for some time.
The vivid colours and wonderful collusion of animals and music means it is right up a toddler's street!

For Squeaks I am now looking for books with the letters she associates with, and we'll probably be back with the book in a little while, but for now as she's learning how to create letters this book isn't keeping with her understanding.
Whilst it's not therefore a book for learning to read, it's definitely a book for having fun.

Disclosure: We were sent a copy of this book for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

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