Product Type: VTech baby toys
Newest Review: ... a big fan of Winnie the Pooh so didn't deliberately seek out clothing or nursery soft furnishings featuring this character but on a visit t... more
We like playing with Pooh
Pooh's Adventure Book
Member Name: katyj10
Pooh's Adventure Book
Advantages: Interactive fun
Disadvantages: Pooh's annoying voice
We were lucky to be given a bundle of baby toys from family friends which we keep at my Mother in Law's house to keep our 19 month daughter entertained when we visit. Amongst the bundle was this lovely vtech electronic book featuring Winnie the Pooh.
The book is chunky plastic and easy for little hands to use. Once you have switched the book on, it comes alive and sings songs, makes noise and reads out the story to the child. Handy tabs on the side of the book help to turn the pages and the brightly coloured characters introduce the child to Pooh and his friends.
Before my daughter was born, I wasn't a big fan of Winnie the Pooh so didn't deliberately seek out clothing or nursery soft furnishings featuring this character but on a visit to the disney shop, she actually chose a Pooh toy above others so was clearly attracted to him. As adults we get a lot of fun talking about her big Pooh (toy) and so it just continued from there really... childish but gets a giggle every time.
The themes covered in the book are opposites, words and numbers which are never too early to start trying to learn. Our daughter already has her own way of counting things which is really cute, not exactly numbers but a discernable noise she uses to count. There are six pages and four interactive slides which make noises and work in line with the story book. Eight melodies and two songs that are sung (with Pooh's irritating voice!).
We have a few of these electronic books between our house and the grandparents' and this one is a good quality and fun book to read. I do find Pooh's 'sotto' voice a bit annoing and high pitched but I can't deny, it does appeal to children. Obviously you have to keep feeding the book batteries for it to work but if you switch off between uses it does last ages on one set. It is also very easy to clean with a damp cloth, baby wipe or kitchen towel.
In keeping with the Pooh theme, there is a light up honey pot in the centre of the book that you can see from every page.
Price and availability
Obviously, we got our Pooh book free, but a little research tells me a brand new one can be had for just under £15 including delivery. I do think it is worth this amount of money.
We have found this is a book that she often returns to but this is probably helped by the fact that it is at someone else's house and therefore she has limited access to it! I think this is suitable for boys and girls and retains a value to be sold or passed on once you've finished with it. There are no sharp corners or removable parts so it is one that can be given to very young babies to play with and the lights and music make it nice and interactive.
Summary: A nice little electronic book
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