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"All round family favourite…"
Received this as a gift when daughter was very young and read it so much she could recite it in full by 18 months! Lovely rhyme with a fun twist on classic nursery rhyme characters. I still love reading it.Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "The simple rhyme incorporates many familiar nursery…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"The simple rhyme incorporates many familiar nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters and the illustrations are timeless." "There is so much detail in the drawings, that my daughter and I can spend ages talking about each page - making the book last well past bedtime!" "A great book to read to children who are familiar with fairy-tale characters as they will find it really amusing to see them out of context." "A great book for getting your children involved."Read moreLess
"I think I like this one more than DD does.…"
I think I like this one more than DD does. Lovely rhymes, pretty illustrations, shame DD is not keen.Read moreLess
"This is a fab book with a great rhyme that…"
This is a fab book with a great rhyme that babies love. Lots of animals to spot too!Read moreLess
"Easy to read, easy to follow, lovely rhyming text, lots…"
Easy to read, easy to follow, lovely rhyming text, lots of things to spot & discuss in the pictures, lots of familiar characters from classic children's stories.Read moreLess
"My little boy loves this and we have to read…"
My little boy loves this and we have to read it everynight. Lots of things to find and point at.Read moreLess
"You soon know this off by heart. Children can easily…"
You soon know this off by heart. Children can easily join in, and great fun spotting the hidden characters.Read moreLess
"We spot something new in the pictures every time we…"
We spot something new in the pictures every time we read this wonderful book. My daughter particularly likes to find the dog and since she was a year old this has been known as the woo(f) woo(f) book!Read moreLess
"My daughter loved it! The rhyme entranced her, and the…"
My daughter loved it! The rhyme entranced her, and the illustrations fascinated her - as I read each page she loves finding the characters. She can already link them to the related nursery rhymes and stories and loves the last page where she can join in. A fantastic book.Read moreLess
"Love it! It rhymes so I know it by heart…"
Love it! It rhymes so I know it by heart already, and occasionally chant it to my daughter when she needs soothing. Wonderful pictures, with lots to look at (spot the ducks, horses, cat, sheep etc. and all the characters hiding), from the people who wrote the equally lovely book, Peepo. A great intro to the traditional nursery rhyme characters too.Read moreLess
"my DD 2y loves this book and we read it…"
my DD 2y loves this book and we read it nearly every day. the older ones enjoy it too as there is so much to pick out in the lovely illustrations. they love the nursery rhyme characters and finding things in the picturesRead moreLess
"Fantastic book that children will want to hear time and…"
Fantastic book that children will want to hear time and time again yet its not a chore to read (and, lets face it, a lot of books are!). They love anticipating what comes after each "I spy..." , they love the rhyme and rhythm and they love finding the characters in the pictures. A must have bookRead moreLess
"A great book which has been loved by all…"
A great book which has been loved by all my grandchildren.Read moreLess
"Just lovely to read out loud, perfect as a gift.…"
Just lovely to read out loud, perfect as a gift. Not only is this enjoyable for the child and parent to read together, my eldest has returned to this and enjoys reading it herself.Read moreLess
"If I had to pick a favourite children's book myself,…"
If I had to pick a favourite children's book myself, I think this would be it. The fairy tale characters are all included and my daughter loves finding them in the illustrations. The rhythmic text is wonderful to read and my daughter always sits still and listens carefully to this. A good book for beginning to teach rhyme as your child can say the name of the appropriate character after you have read the initial line. I've read this book so many times I know it off by heart!Read moreLess
"a fantastic tale referencing lots of familiar carachters…"
a fantastic tale referencing lots of familiar carachtersRead moreLess
"The rhyming is great fun for a little one. Its…"
The rhyming is great fun for a little one. Its the right length too. Not too long that they lose interest. The pictures are great. They add an extra activity to it if you want your little one to look for the characters or you can point out where they are hiding! My oldest is now 3 and he still loves it.Read moreLess
"My son was engrossed with this from about 14…"
My son was engrossed with this from about 14 mths...the detail in the pictures is superb.
Loads to point at and talk about...lots to see even on the front cover. Buy it!!!Read moreLess
"Our son loves this, actually I am a huge fan…"
Our son loves this, actually I am a huge fan too. The words are lovely, great twist on the old nursery rhymes that brings them to life. We love the pictures, before he could speak used to look out for certain pictures. Now he can speak he shows us the pictures and talks about them. We can spend ages together with this book - a real classicRead moreLess
"This is an enchanting book which never fails to please.…"
This is an enchanting book which never fails to please. Attractive illustrations and gentle rhyming text make it a firm favourite for all ages.Read moreLess
"Fabby book, lovely pictures, loads to look at and great…"
Fabby book, lovely pictures, loads to look at and great rhymes. A deserved classic.Read moreLess
"The story and anticipation is a delight - you and…"
The story and anticipation is a delight - you and your child will enjoy the book. Each time you read it - "together" - you will spot something else in the illustrations. Brilliant rhymes, lovely story.Read moreLess
"Fantastic family favourite. Years on, we can repeat it without…"
Fantastic family favourite. Years on, we can repeat it without even looking at the book. You can use the examples to make up simple, similar rhymes with older children too.Read moreLess
"Brilliantly written and illustrated by Allan Ahlberg. The book follows…"
Brilliantly written and illustrated by Allan Ahlberg. The book follows famous fairy story characters eg tom thumb, Cinderella, the three bears; and the child can enjoy finding where they are "hiding" in the picture.Very simple rhyming.
A timeless classic for ages 2+Read moreLess
"This is the best book for a toddler. It is…"
This is the best book for a toddler. It is one of Jessica's favourites and is used more than once a day. The nursery rhyme story catches their attention, as well as "finding" the characters in the pictures. Best buy by far!Read moreLess
"This is a perfect short rhyming book which my 3…"
This is a perfect short rhyming book which my 3 year old daughter adores. She reads it out loud to her Teddies and anyone else who will listen. Our rating is 10/10Read moreLess
"10/10 We have had this book 3 years and it…"
10/10 We have had this book 3 years and it is still going strong. There is so much in the pictures to talk about before you even get to the words. When they learn about the characters later on in other stories they are able to relate it to this book. Highly recommendedRead moreLess
"I started reading this to my daughter aged 1 and…"
I started reading this to my daughter aged 1 and she enjoyed the verse like sounds of the story. As she got older she became engrossed in the pictures and spotting the characters, plus all the other entertaining details. The illustrations are fantastic and everytime we read it, we seem to see another detail. 10/10.Read moreLess
"Rating = 9 All three of my kids have loved this…"
Rating = 9
All three of my kids have loved this book and we've found it to be one of longest lasting books in their collection. They love spotting the characters on each page and know all the rhymes off by heart. A real winner!Read moreLess
"My son totaly adores the rhyming, the rhythm, the familiarity…"
My son totaly adores the rhyming, the rhythm, the familiarity with the characters, and the detail in the illustrations.Read moreLess