Friday, 3 July 2015

Poppy and Skip's Jigsaw Playday

Poppy and Skip's Jigsaw Playday

By David Wojtowycz 
Published by Campbell Books

Poppy and Skip’s Jigsaw Playday is a fun little puzzle board book, that offers so much for little fingers. There’s the added bonus of a puzzle on each spread, allowing children to play with as well as read.
We follow Poppy and Skip throughout their busy day, starting with breakfast and then helping to sweep the floor, having fun in the garden before some quiet time and enjoying some books. There’s simple rhyming text and a question to ask on each spread, with the answer hidden behind the jigsaw pieces. The illustrations are bright and colourful, and Poppy and Skip are super cute!

I have had this book for a while but wanted to wait and see how Aoife would like it. At 13 months old, Aoife loves pulling out the jigsaw pieces and trying to put them together however she’s a little too young yet to answer the questions. This book will offer a lot of entertainment throughout the next year and a half as you could also muddle up all the jigsaw pieces and ask littles ones to match them up. The back of each pair of puzzle pieces has a colour that relates to the spread, which helps adults and children put them back in the right place.

My only little niggle about this book is that I wish that each board/page was slightly thicker so that the puzzle pieces sat more within it, as they sometimes fall out when turning pages but this wouldn’t put me off buying this as a gift as it offers so much fun for little ones! There is one other book in this series - Poppy and Skip’s Jigsaw Nursery which looks just as cute.
Poppy and Skip’s Jigsaw Playday is available in all good bookshops or can be found online here.

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