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Mothercare Larry Ladybird

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Brand: Mothercare / Age: Newborn

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      15.06.2007 14:32
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      Buy it if you get it for the tots...

      I frequently run out of topics to write. I guess, I am thankful to Kingfisher111 since she gave me the idea for this book on tiny tots. I mean there are multiple forums at which I blog (notably mouthshut under nick thakurman) but there is no specific category for tiny tot books.

      So I am amazed to see three topics which come up consistently at this site. Tiny tot books & articles, the weather, (I mean the weather?!?) and of course the remaining on creams and lipo… whatever.

      I recently went to a bookstore to purchase books for my daughter. She’s over 2 years and will be going over to playschool next week meaning all play and a little bit of coloring.

      Anyways, one of the books I purchased was this book called Boohbah Where's Grandpappa? It is published by Ladybird. The book consists of 8 pages each about 2 mm thick. It's easy to read and a gift you can gift without any fear. The gist of the 'masterly suspenseful' story is given below. The colors used in the book are quite simple. It’s a ‘very suspenseful’ hunt for a close relative.

      Where's Grandpapa?
      Is he squeaking behind the squeaky sock?
      No. It's little Dog Fido chasing a ball.
      Perhaps Grandpapa is hiding in here...? (An image of an orange box)
      No. It's a jumpy jack in the box. Boing-bedoing..
      Is that Grandpappa behind the closed curtains?
      No. It's auntie peeping out.
      Is Grandpappa asleep in bed?
      Yes. What a sleepy head. Goodnight grandpappa. Shhhhhhhh!

      Now the point of me spoiling the plot is that it ain’t no suspense movie nor a suspense novel. It's just a tiny tot book. So if you'd like to hit me for spoiling the suspense, go ahead and buy the book. You may wish to purchase it at the nearest store subject to availability.

      I would have liked it if it was a pop up book, but my daughter loves pop up books because it's easier to tear! I opted for this book instead.

      Has it helped? Any book would help. But this book is one of her special books as I have adapted the story to suit her surroundings. I read it out while she's eating or before sleep and point out her aunty, grandma, grandpa, my wife and myself before we hunt for the sleepyheads at home.
      Right now, she's sleeping. Shhhhhhhhh! No, its ok, she's asleep.

      The printed price was 3 pounds while the sticker price at which the bookstore offered it was 2 pounds. (I paid 150 INR for it) The ISBN number for the book is 1-8442-2245-4

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        27.04.2001 03:33
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        This was given to my son as a present recently. It is aimed at babies from birth but my 9 month old just loves it. It has a corduroy body with six little felt padded feet, a mirror underneath, shiny and scrunchy wings with spots on, big soft eyes and a ring rattle around it’s neck with small coloured balls inside. The rattle is permanently attached underneath the ladybird’s neck but you can remove it from around it’s neck so that it just hangs underneath and your baby can rattle it and also use it for biting on. It has a velcro hanging strip so it can be hung from your pram or attached around a harness or shopping trolley, very useful for babies who have just learnt to drop things on purpose! It really is a lovely toy and good value for money at £5.

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          16.08.2000 03:12
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          My daughter was given many stuffed toys when she was born, but the best one was Mothercare’s Larry Ladybird. Right from the start she seemed to be attracted to the bright colours. When she started reaching out for things, the bright red wings made a super rustling sound with the lightest touch (unlike her other squeaky toys and rattles that she couldn’t yet handle) and of course the mirror is always a winner. At the ‘just starting to grab things’ stage, the rim of the hat was easy to grab on to followed by the nose and legs when she got better at holding things. Lots of bright, different colours, textures and the squeaky/rattley feet, although not unique to this toy, go on to make up a super all round first soft toy. Definitely worth the £9.99.

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