The Big Animal Mix-Up by Gareth Edwards and Kanako Usui
|The Big Animal Mix-Up by Gareth Edwards and Kanako Usui|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Kerry King|
|Summary: Little Bear's dad tries to teach him all the animals he ought to know, but the problem is they are a little mixed up! What would happen if a bird was mixed up with a cat? Would it purr? Would it have fur? What would happen if a cat was mixed up with a bird? Would it fly in air? Would it have feathers not hair? Another delightful delve into the realm of mixed-up creatures!|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 26||Date: February 2012|
|Publisher: Hodder Children's Books|
We're back with Big Bear and little bear again and this time, Big Bear is teaching little bear all about the animals from little bear's big Book About Animals as they are settling down for bed one night. But Big Bear keeps mixing them up and once again little bear has to keep putting him straight:
This is a fish. It has very soft fur. If you give it a cuddle, you'll hear it go 'purr'…
Hang on a minute! A fish can't do that. If it's purry and furry, it must be a... *open flap* CAT!
Another in the series of animal mix up books, the Jungle version of which is currently enjoying cult status in our house, The Big Animal Mix-Up is a very welcome addition. With the same vivacious, vibrant spice-coloured illustrations, and similarly wonderfully witty animal combinations as before, this is really the kind of book that you never tire of reading with your little ones because its impossible to keep track of what mix up has happened with which creature.
With a rather delightful finale (a pyjama wearing whale), The Big Animal Mix-Up is simply enchanting and without further ado, you simply must go and get yourself a copy, because if you find the sound of your little one gurgling with laughter as utterly irresistable as I do, I've yet to find a faster way to accomplish it than by reading these books.
For further reading and as suggested above, The Big Jungle Mix Up by Gareth Edwards is a great place to start. If giggle-inducing creature books are your little one's idea of fun, then you should most definitely take a look at The Day The Gogglynipper Escaped by James McKnight and Mark Chambers. Kanako Usui also illustrated My Friend Fred (the Plant) by Daniel Cleary.
Finally a big thank you to the ladies and gents at Hodder for sending this copy to Bookbag for review.
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