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While shopping in Aldi we came across these sticker pads. They were £1.50 each although they are available in the £1 shop, so they can be found cheaper. There are a range of characters available; so far we have owned a number of them. The pad comes with a sheet of reusable stickers, which when added to the scenes pictured though the book can make a story board. This book seems to have fewer stickers than others we have owned in this range. They are larger, but this means that fewer stickers are fitted on to the one sheet provided. There are still two different poses for all the main characters from the film, and my children seemed happy enough with the choice available.
Throughout this sticker pad there are a number of scenes that are instantly recognisable to any toy story fan. They are all scenes from the toy story three movies including the toy box, the nursery and the rubbish shoot. It is all based on toy story three so the characters all relate to the later film rather than the earlier ones. There are some characters already printed on each page which means you can mix and match between the stickers available to choose who else you would like there. The stickers are very easy to remove from the sheet they are provided on, so little one can play independently. The age range is three years plus as of course the stickers could be a choking hazard. We found that my youngest son who is two also enjoyed his sticker pad. He was able to play freely, and under the supervision of parents I do not see any reason why a younger child could not use this set.
The stickers are supposed to be reusable so they can be rearranged over again on each page. We did find they are thicker than other stickers, and at first they seem to work well. We found after a few times of moving them from page to page they did begin to lose their stickiness. They also curled up at the edges so even if you were able to get it to stick to the page they ended up curling off. In the end my children decided to use pritt stick to glue them in, but of course that means they are no longer able to move from page to page. We did find a few of the stickers began to rip when they were pulled away from the book, but by this time my children had become bored with the book so they were not overly upset.
Another problem we found are that the pages can be torn too easily from the book. The main binding seems to be sturdy enough, but will a little pull of the pages they come away from the pad very easily. Other than a few problems the sticker set works OK. When you first use the stickers they have no problem at all being moved from page to page. The stickers compliment the storyboard background well, and even though it is not particularly imaginative, as the bases are already there for children they did enjoy it.
The book is filled with colour so it holds little ones attention, and there are around ten different scenes for them to decorate. My children did complain there were no decoration stickers, and that they were all characters provided as they wanted to add more to the background. It can be used to draw on as there is a lot of spare space to be decorated. My children found it more exciting to use their pens to draw on the sticker pad than they did with the stickers. As the background is already set for them they can make the storyboard however they like. This adds even more fun to the sticker pad as it means it prolongs the life of play even after the stickers are all used up.
I would recommend this sticker pad, as at £1 it is not bank breaking and still provides a small amount of fun. The stickers are not as durable as we hoped and after a few uses they began to curl or rip. It did still receive a fair amount of use for the money we paid, and it certainly was a lot better than I thought it would be for the price. It is widely available online and in saver stores like pound land. There are also a number of character options available, so you will be sure to find one to suit your child.