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Noisy Farm and Noisy Trucks by Little Tiger Press - 25 copies of each book to giveaway (CLOSED)

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 19-Sep-13 13:54:39

Noisy Farm and Noisy Trucks are interactive pre-school books designed to stimulate toddlers' minds with exciting sounds, colourful layouts and tactile textures all in a chunky board book style. Apply for a free copy and those who are selected will receive a copy of either Noisy Farm or Noisy Trucks. Don't forget to report back and let us know what your dcs think.

mummyto2boys01 Sun 22-Sep-13 00:25:45

Ooh, fantastic - have applied for a copy. My son loves animals and trucks so I know he would love either of these books. smile

Georgethesmartestgiant Sun 22-Sep-13 10:11:30

Done - both my DC love touch and feel books but we've never read either of these books before

CatAmongThePigeons Sun 22-Sep-13 10:21:06

Done. My son loves this style of book, but why are the fire engines American ones, surely its not difficult to get stock images of British fire engines when the book is published over her?

noraaa Wed 25-Sep-13 20:02:40

done 'm curious

RebeccaSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-Sep-13 09:58:58

The book giveaway is now closed. We'll email the 50 people who have been selected to receive books as soon as we hear from the publishers that they have been sent out.

leneth Wed 02-Oct-13 12:35:32

Noisy farm arrived this morning, before my email to say it was on the way, so a good surprise!
impressed with the bold design and written information, however, not sure how it will survive once little hands get hold of it as pages seem a little thin and too easy to tear.

runningincircles Wed 02-Oct-13 12:54:48

Oh a lovely surprise to receive Noisy Trucks, our copy arrived before the email too.
I have just shared the book with my 2yo and 3yo and they both love pressing the buttons to make the truck sounds. The picture are engaging and colourful and the text has just the right amount of information/questions to hold their attention. Seems to be well made and robust enough to survive the terrible twosome!
As I am writing this DS is looking at the book and chattering away to himself about it, so it gets a thumbs up from him.
Thank you very much!

Bakingabubba Wed 02-Oct-13 13:03:39

Thank you mumsnet for our copy of 'Noisy Farm' which arrived in the post this morning, about five minutes after the email did!

DS is currently only 5 weeks old but he seemed interested in the sounds and the bold colours of the book already. The text is large and bold and stands out well from the page.

The book has six different animals each on their own double page spread and with their own corresponding animal noise. Each animal has a textured part for the children to touch - furry or feathery parts, and touching these parts of the picture is associated with pushing the button that produces the corresponding animal noise.

As the previous reviewer says the pages are slightly thin, though not sure if this is just due to me being used to turning the pages of board books lately! They should withstand a reasonable amount of enthusiasm from little paws I should have thought however.

All in all this is a lovely colourful book suitable for a range of ages from the very young up into the toddler years where the educational features will really come into their own.

AugustRose Wed 02-Oct-13 13:24:57

We got ours this morning (Noisy Farm) before I got the e-mail so another happy surprised MNetter!

My 2 1/2 year old always heads for this kind of book at the library so to have his very own brand new one to keep is very exciting. I love the bright bold pictures and writing and good clear sounds. The pages are a little thin and he is having trouble locating the exact point of the button on a couple of the pages but I know this is going to be a very much used and loved book.

You wouldn't think we live rurally and just have to open the window to hear the real sounds, the books always seem better because you can press them again and again and again!!

Thank you MN smile

lottegraham Wed 02-Oct-13 14:06:07

Fantastic book !! got mine this morning before the email was very surprised.
Great sounds my newborn loved looking at the different colours and laughed at the animal noises!!
I will be buying the rest of the collection for him.
Very pleased :D

ocww Wed 02-Oct-13 15:01:59

Really chuffed to get a copy of Noisy Farm in the post this morning - thank you!
Went straight into my 2 years old's little hands and he loves it! Good big pictures & easy to read text - he's been enjoying making the noise of the animals & then pressing to see if its right! You do have to press quite hard for them to make a noise.
My son did say where's the udder on the cow on the front...?(we've been learning where milk comes from!!)

I'm sure he would love the Noisy Trucks one as well so will keep my eye out for it. Great book.

Rotterwallah Wed 02-Oct-13 15:48:35

Exciting! Noisy trucks has just been delivered, what a nice surprise. Dd (2) is very interested. She's finding some of the buttons hard to press, the grille and cement mixer particularly

DS (4) will be home soon and he's going to love it. I'll post more when he's had a look thanks mumsnet

tinypumpkin Wed 02-Oct-13 21:11:00

What a lovely surprise to receive a copy of Noisy Farm in the post today smile DD3 (just two) adores it. It was perfect timing as we are trying to get her to develop her animal noises and she was loving pressing the buttons for the noises and making the right noise for some of the animals. I did have to help with some of the buttons though as they were a bit tricky for her to press alone. Hopefully with more practice she will be able to do it alone.

DD2 (almost four) liked it too

As 'Baa' was requested for a third time at bedtime I think I can safely say it was a big hit in our house. Thank you and I will be buying more of these.

Boobybeau Wed 02-Oct-13 21:41:13

Both dd and ds (who has special needs) are really enjoying this book and have found it entertaining. they love looking for the buttons in different places on each page and the different textures give them a great sensory experience so i feel that they are being stimulated in a number of ways which is really cleaver. The pages feel quite substantial which is good as my Children are quite heavy handed. Overall, I'm very pleased with the quality and contents of this book and the biggest critics (the dc's) highly approve to.

sallyc06 Thu 03-Oct-13 08:26:53

A fantastic little book, my two year old grandson Alexander loves it, especially the fireman page. A real gem.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Thu 03-Oct-13 08:54:04

Our copy of Noisy Farm arrived yesterday. DS (21 months) LOVES it! He's a bit obsessed with animals at the minute, and really likes noisy books in general. The pictures are nice and bright and clear, and the touchy feely bits are lovely with lots of interesting textures. He's struggling a bit to push the button on each page as it requires a bit of a gentle touch and he's more experienced at the bashing-stuff-till-it-works technique. I agree with PPs that the pages are a bit thin and I can see DS eventually ripping them by accident. All in all though, a lovely book, and I've added a few of the other noisy books from that range to his Christmas list!

From an adult's perspective; is it just me that is ever so slightly scared of the horse noise?!

thehogopogo Thu 03-Oct-13 11:15:19

Noisy Trucks arrived yesterday thanks - lovely surprise, especially as Im expecting a boy! In the meantime my DD (18months) tested it out :D

She's not very interested in my reading at the moment, but I imagine when she and baby bro are a bit older they will enjoy listening to all the interesting bits and pieces on trucks.

She does LOVE mimicking sounds, and that she can do very happily when we press the buttons together. Her little fingers find it difficult to press the buttons on her own, but she's picked up very quickly where each button might be as its been placed under the touchy feely bits- nice touch!

Rotterwallah Thu 03-Oct-13 13:33:27

DS's verdict '^very fun indeeed^''

He's 4 and obsessed with vehicles. He likes the fire engine sound best and now wants to own a monster truck (after initial 'but monsters aren't real' confusion

Georgethesmartestgiant Thu 03-Oct-13 14:31:01

Thank you for our copy of noisy trucks. Both DC enjoyed the book. As others have said the buttons can be a bit tricky for DC to press on their own but it's no problem. The book is larger than most of our other books which I liked and has actual photos of trucks rather than illustrations. I will definitely consider buying other books from this range in the future.

missorinoco Thu 03-Oct-13 14:41:37

We received Noisy Farm - thankyou. 2 1/2 y.o. DS loves it, agree the buttons are tricky to press but it doesn't detract. I like the sounds, good volume.

I was slightly perplexed by the "not suitable for under threes" advice on the back.

HazelDormouse Thu 03-Oct-13 18:01:22

We received Noisy Farm in the post today. Thank you. Dc thought it was great. It came at a excellent time when we feeling a little sorry for ourselves with a chesty cold. I think it might have affected my brain as it took me five minutes to work out you press the yellow feathers of the cockerel, not 'Cock-a-doodle-doo', to hear the noise. He is just playing with it now.

MooseyMoo Thu 03-Oct-13 19:19:42

We received our Noisy Trucks book today. DS (23 months) absolutely loves this. Every page and sound was greeted with 'wow'. My DD (3.6) nicked this off DS to read and press buttons. She couldn't do the buttons at first but managed in the end. I would recommend/ buy this for friends/family

10000Fireflies Thu 03-Oct-13 22:45:02

The book features five farmyard animals. DS, 15 months, loves looking at the colourful illustrations, feeling the interesting textures, hearing the sounds of each animal and trying to copy them, and he's obviously very satisfied by being able to turn the chunky pages himself. The closing, medley page with all the animals and sounds together could well be the highlight. He brings it to us when he wants us to look at it with him, saying 'oooo', ie moo, and I am sure he will be doing so for quite some time to come.

I think he's disappointed, like I am, that 50% of the width of the book is taken up with the sound 'stuff' and he keeps fiddling with that bit to try and open it, as if he thinks some pages might be stuck together. Also, I'd feel a bit short changed if I'd bought it for the picture of the chicks on the front, only to find on the inside the sound is of a cockerel, and if it'd had a few more animals featured it might seem even better value. He can't make the sound buttons work himself, but that doesn't seem to be a problem.

Like another reviewer, I find it 'not suitable for children under 36 months' to be a bit strange, as I am sure DS will have grown out of it by then.

All in all though, DS loves his Noisy Farm book and DH and I like reading it with him. I imagine he will master many of the animal noises and names pretty soon now which is great too. Thank you, Little Tiger Press.

Roshambo Fri 04-Oct-13 06:41:24

Love that the Noisy Trucks book arrived on my DC's birthday! Was an unexpected extra bday present. It's good to see a sound book a bit different to most animal ones. My DC loves cars/ truck toys etc so this was perfect for him.
I would echo previous comments that it is very American... Would be good to have a UK version of the photos.
The buttons are quite tricky for a 1 year old to push and even I struggled to find exactly what bit of the indicated area to push at times. Can maybe see why it has the 36 mth recommendation.
Content wise... DC loved the noises and colourful pictures, pointing at them, and we tried comparing them to his toys as well which he enjoyed.
Just enough content/sounds to keep DC entertained without being too long.
Definitely a book I would buy, but would recommend a UK version.
Thankyou mumsnet!

98percentchocolate Fri 04-Oct-13 15:41:14

Thank you for our copy of noisy trucks. Dd is 19 months old and loves that kind of book. She found the sound button quite difficult to press so has lost interest in that aspect of it (not even attempting to push it now) but likes the touchy feely bits. Personally, I think the layout was a bit cluttered. There was too much on the page and it was a bit too "busy". Dd wasn't sure what to look at first!
She did enjoy it though it isn't a favourite yet. I've put the farm book on our amazon wish list.

glenka Fri 04-Oct-13 16:44:36

Thank you for copy of Noisy Farm, I have given it to my niece and nephew who have liked looking at it. The pictures are nice and colourful to look at, they also like the added animal sounds a lot but I think after a while the adults might get a bit fed up of have to listen to it. I shall look out for other books in this range.

jessica789 Fri 04-Oct-13 21:12:36

Received a copy of Noisy Trucks yesterday which was a lovely surprise. DS1 (4) and DS2 (18 m) were both keen to have a look first - they love any type of vehicle so I knew this book would be a hit. They liked finding the textures and the noises, but both found it hard to work out where to press as unlike other books of this ilk there are no obvious buttons. It had just the right amount of text to keep their attention, although DS2 was determined to 'turn the pages' of the chunky bit at the back containing the battery - it's a bit of a shame that half the book is taken up by this.

bogglebonce Sat 05-Oct-13 16:13:22

We were very pleased that noisy animals arrived on Thursday as this is the one we liked the most, after mummy and daddy had a play with it first - we liked the cow best. DC had a play and totally loved it although some of the buttons were a little hard to press - especially the hen. The cow is a firm favourite and was definitely the best choice to put on the front of the book.

webster147 Mon 07-Oct-13 08:07:20

Thanks for our copy of Noisy Trucks, we have had great fun looking at the colourful pictures, feeling the different textures & listening to the noisy sounds.

I like that each page makes a noise as well as being textured, this really helped engage my daughter's attention and gave us the opportunity to talk about the different vehicles.

It makes a nice change to see a noisy book about other vehicles & not just trains & cars.

cavylover Mon 07-Oct-13 09:32:15

Thanks for the Noisy Farm Book received last week. Lovely illustrations and great sounds together with textures of the animals make a quality book throughout. Educational as well as fun!

dubai71 Mon 07-Oct-13 21:26:15

Thank you very much for our copy of Noisy Trucks. It is a lovely colourful noisy book but the lack of obvious buttons makes it tricky. The different textures are good but it is a bit too cluttered/busy and a bit American for the UK.

partyondude Mon 07-Oct-13 22:34:21

We've enjoyed noisy trucks too. It arrived a week before ds's 2nd birthday. He can press most of the buttons and there are lots of colours and shapes which we can talk about. The pages are a goodt thickness - esy to turn biut not so think that he thinks they're stuck together and thec colours are bright and engaging.
It's now been stolen by his 4yo sister but she'll not keep it long. She's a bit old for it although the font is good for reading and she'll have a crack at a lot of the words.

I was also confused as to why almost all of the pictures were american. Especially from a British publsihing house!

Mummy2aRockstar Mon 07-Oct-13 22:43:49

My son loves his copy of noisy trucks and sits there for ages turning the pages and making little excited noises when he presses the button. Unfortunately the book doesnt seem very robust as he has managed to split one of the pages from the spine simply by turning the pages over and over. Considering it says my first noisy trucks I would have thought it would be made to with stand a one year olds vehicle obsession.

mummyto2boys01 Tue 08-Oct-13 23:51:45

Our copy of Noisy Trucks arrived last week - thank you Mumsnet. smile

It was a lovely surprise as it arrived before I got the email informing me I had won a copy. What made it even better was that I opened the parcel in front of my little boy - and the look of delight on his face was really a sight to see.

He is obsessed with trucks/vehicles in general so this book was always going to be a winner with him. He loves pressing the different buttons and hearing the sounds and describing what is going on in each page. When we go out and see similar vehicles he says 'Mummy, that's like the truck in my book' smile I like the fact that the sound buttons aren't that obvious on each page and children are encouraged to find where they are. The illustrations are lovely too. Would definitely recommend this book - it keeps my boy engaged and entertained for ages.

BigGapMum Fri 11-Oct-13 15:14:53

I received a Noisy Trucks book. This book looks great fun for a little boy, but I've broken form and given it to my baby grand-daughter. ( I don't like stereotyping ).
It's a hardback book with a boxed in section at the back to contain the noise mechanism. Although the book is call Noisy Trucks there are pages on trucks, fire engines, digger and cement mixers too.
There are five cardboard pages plus the back cover which each have a different feely area to press for a sound, but as noted above already the pages are not a decent thickness and I suspect will be damaged before long.
The book takes 3 batteries which can be replace but sadly I suspect that the pages won't last that long.

Laloona9 Fri 11-Oct-13 17:06:43

We got a copy of noisy farm and my son loves it. He's 2 and has language delay and suspected autism so it's a perfect book for him. Not only does it make the animal noises what make him laugh but it's also textured making it a very tactile book, which children with autism love as they have sensory difficulties. It's a lovely book really enjoyed reading it with my son and he is very engaged with it too so thank you very much for choosing us to read it!!

helenajane Tue 15-Oct-13 12:52:29

I read this with my nephew while babysitting. At first he seemed confused & kept pushing the book away until i realised that he didn't understand as he reads it as one of his favourites at the library.
But, when i started to read it he heard the noises he soon joined in & enjoyed it. A great book for children, nice pictures & good quality.

pinkfiss Tue 15-Oct-13 13:26:28

Thankyou for the copy of the Noisy Trucks book, i love these noisy books and so does my 5 yr old daughter. The book also keeps my 18 month old niece entertained for a little while she loves the bright coloured pictures and the real sounds of the trucks - with a little help on pressing the buttons.

RedKites Tue 15-Oct-13 21:48:22

Thank-you very much for our copy of Noisy Farm, and sorry I hadn't reported back until now. Both boys have enjoyed the book, and were excited about reading it. DS1, 3yo, pressed some of the buttons. I think DS2, 1yo, was trying to press the buttons, but he didn't manage to trigger the mechanism. He still seemed to like feeling the textures though, and was delighted when someone else activated the noises.

joscho Mon 21-Oct-13 16:13:42

I won a copy of the Noisy Trucks book and my little boy loves it. A really sturdy board book, which lovely bright pictures and more importantly lots of different noises on every page! Thank you so much!

KiranChug Tue 22-Oct-13 20:41:38

We loved the Noisy Farm! Here's my review smile

WheresMyCow Wed 23-Oct-13 17:15:30

Thanks for the copy of the Noisy Trucks book. As it was DS's 3rd birthday at the weekend, we saved it and gave it as an extra birthday present. So far he loves it grin and has worked out where the buttons are on each page.

We've only read it through with him once at the moment, as he's too interested in flipping the pages to get to the next noise!

Fairly sturdy book, but as one pp said, it is quite disappointing to have such a thick section with the workings in for the noises as DS keeps trying to open it as if the pages are stuck together - but he has done this with other books too.

Overall, I think it's a great book, thanks again for sending us a copy grin

MTBer Wed 30-Oct-13 21:35:54

We have the Noisy Farm book and it is bright and bold. My DS is 2 1/2 and he struggled a bit to push the buttons to activate the noises as the text says "Stroke the lamb's fleece" - he was gently stroking and there was no noise. The same thing happened with "Tickle the piglet's ear" - lots of tickling and no noise - so he got a bit frustrated.

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