Children’s Book Review – Animalphabet
In Animalphabet (released 18th October 2018), we work our way through the animal world alphabetically, from A to Z with interactive guessing games. With the use of flaps and clever cut-out transitions, the animal world unfolds before us in bright, colourful and detailed scenes. Each transition gives a clue to the next animal, and armed with knowledge of the alphabet, children can have a guess at what’s going to jump out at them from the next page, or peek from under fold out flaps. Rather than telling a story, it’s a journey through the animal world. It’s written by Julia Donaldson, a much loved household name with the success of series such as The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog and dozens of other lively lovable characters. The writing is rhythmic and simple enough for preschoolers to understand, yet engaging and interesting enough to keep them turning the pages. I love a book that is hands-on as this is the sort of reading that will keep little minds focused and help those who can’t read the words yet still feel like they’re part of the process, whilst the subtle use of phonics will help learn the alphabet too.