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This is a review of a baby book called Touch and Feel Baby Animals. We have lots of similar books in our house as our one year old loves the interactive books and if there are things to touch, pull and rub, even better!
The book is a small square hard back book with 12 pages inside. Each double page is devoted to a different kind of baby animal. There is an area on one of the animals that replicates touching that animal using fun fur usually but there are some different textures.
The front cover features a rabbit which is also on pages 2-3. The grey fur is soft and a large area to stroke. Because it scans three pages there is a cut out on the first page and our daughter loves just hooking her finger through the hole and playing with it! The next page is an elephant and this is a sort of leathery feel. Next are ducklings which she knows to "quack" at and two of the chicks have yellow fur on them. Next page is a calf with a smooth short haired down to stroke and finally, our favourite bit is the baby gorilla with luxurious black fur who also feels and looks like our black cat Paddy!
We both love playing with this book, feeling the animals and learning new animal noises. Whilst it's a gorilla, our daughter has learnt some great monkey noises and actions! Each page offers a new look and feel and it is one that we never seem to tire of.
This is a great quality book which I picked up at a car boot sale for 20p. It is actually part of a gift set where a new book is mailed out each month from the interestingly titled "Dolly Parton's Imaginary Library" based in Rotherham.
This book comes recommended by us and would make a great gift. The interactive nature of the sensory pages helps to encourage imagination and role play and also teaches children about being gentle when around animals. The book is great quality, well made and has withstood lots of play so far.