When little ones come to visit us on holiday at the farm, country life can be a new experience for them. The difference between town and country can be the very reason parents chose a farm holiday. Children may be familiar with bus rides in the towns and cities but riding on a tractor is a quite different. Dogs and cats may be a common site in our towns as pets but being up close with deer and pigs on the farm requires a different skill set. Conversely when our own country bumpkins go to a town they are fascinated with moving escalators and double-decker busses. There are some similarities between town and country but also some big differences. The new book from Ivy Kids by Craig Shuttlewood explores these differences for young children in a visual and engaging manner.
Aimed at Age 3 upwards the book is perfect for reading together. Pick an item from the mini glossary on each page and find it on the picture. Use the simple narration to help explain the picture in its totality, them simply turn the book around and look at the corresponding town or country image. Spot the differences and similarities.
What we liked
We took our copy of the book out to the train ride at Coombe Mill to see what our young visitor thought of it. Even after a long day he was immediately able to pick out the farm animals in the book matching the farm animals here. All credit goes to the beautiful illustrations which draw little ones into the page. I loved the unusual landscape shape of the book and substantial feel to the hard back cover and pages. At £8.99 I feel it is good value for money with a whole lot of learning for younger children. It would make a perfect gift for any preschooler.
As the train retired for the night, so our Town and Country turnaround book found a new best friend and disappeared for a little bedtime reading.
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We were sent our copy of Town and Country turnaround book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and options are my own. Our copy can be found in the Games room here at Coombe Mill for our holiday guests to enjoy.
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