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My daughters both love reading and whenever we go to shops with books they try and convince me to buy them new ones, we have masses of books in our house and every one of them does get read. We bought this book from Tesco when doing the weekly shop, it costs £4.99 which is about the average price of this sort of book so I didn't feel it was too expensive. The book is a hard board book for a younger child, the front cover is nicely coloured and has the main picture of Tigger largely pictured on the front of it. There is a circular red button which can be pressed and your child is rewarded with the song "the wonderful thing about Tiggers." The book has 5 double pages with a thicker back and front of the book which I think is probably due to the mechanisms of the music. Each of the pages has one side a big brightly coloured picture and the other side has a couple of lines of text so there is not too much to read and doesn't take too long so you don't loose your childs attention. The story follows Tigger and his friends enjoying the outside, first of all Tigger is splashing around in the water then jumping around in mud and making a mess of himself. On the third page Tigger is enjoying flying his kite in the wind followed by toasting marshmallows on a campfire. On the final page Tigger is in the tub having a wash and the text say's his well know phrase "ta-ta for now." The book is lovely and has big bold pictures in nice bright colours, I found it strange that Eeyore isn't featured in the book at all but Winnie the Pooh and Piglet are. The books isn't very long so is a nice quick read apart from Emily has to push the button on every page and tries to sing along with the song although the song gets rather annoying it's really cute listening to Emily try and sing it. This is a lovely started book and didn't cost too much, the book is a great size for sharing so that your child can see the pictures whilst you can see to read the book. Each double page has a lovely boarder across the bottom and the top of the page and a lovely little bee buzzing around from one page to another. 5 stars.
My little niece loves anything to do with Winnie the Pooh and so when I saw 'Let's Go Outside' in Tesco for £2 I just had to get it for her. 'Let's Go Outside' is a musical board book based on the excitable character of Tigger. Tigger gets up to all kinds of mischief while playing with his friends Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Roo in the Hundred-Acre Wood. He splashes in water, makes mud, flies a kite, sits around a campfire telling stories, making a sticky mess with his marshmallows and at the end of the day needs a good scrub in the tub! Each double page has a vibrant illustration on the left-hand page and the words on the right-hand page, along with a little bee buzzing about the pages inviting you to sing along with Tigger. This is where the magic of the book is... In the bottom right-hand corner is a red button and you're invited to push the button and sing along with Tigger. Pushing the button launches into Tigger's song... "The wonderful thing about Tiggers, Is Tiggers are wonderful things...". It's only a short song, but it's one of those songs that has a tendency to stick in your head and you'll notice that as soon as the song has finished your little one will press the button again... and again and again! My niece just loves this book. She has sat on my knee or her granddad's knee countless times to have it read to her and, of course, has pressed the button many, many times. She loves to follow the bee on each page too, as well as look at the colourful illustrations. 'Let's Go Outside' was well worth the £2 I paid for it and I wouldn't have minded paying the full price of £4.99 for it either. The book has already been read countless times and I'm sure it'll be read many more times in the future too. Please note: This review is also featured on my blog.