“ Genre: Junior Books / Author: David McKee / Board book / 12 Pages / Book is published 2007-03-01 by Andersen „
As any of you who have read some of my previous reviews will realise my children love Elmer Books so whenever we go to the library we watch out for any we haven't read, on our last library trip a few weeks ago we picked up this book which was meant to be for me to read with my 16 month old however my eldest daughter has been enjoying it too.
The book can be bought for just over £5 on Amazon, the book is a board book for little hands and the book is actually shaped around the picture on the front cover which is of Elmer the elephant standing behind a tree with a Lion and a Rabbit running in front of her. Also on the front cover is the title of the book with it written within the leaves of the tree in bold and bright letters and then the authors name David Mckee is written a little smaller across the bottom of the book.
Inside the book there are 5 double pages each of which shows a different number of things from 1 to 10, for number one you have "one smiling Elmer" and progressing through the bopok there are klaughing crocodiles, dancing Tigers, Lions dreaming, Monkeys swinging, Butterflies fluttering, Frogs jumping, Fish swimming, Rabbits running and Birds Singing. The pictures match the wording on the pages and you can see that for the birds singing each bird in the tree has there beak open and pointed into the air singing away.
The pictures as with all Elmer books are very brightly coloured and don't hold too much detailing, I like the way the book provides different animals the numbers 1 to 10 and different descriptive words too. My eldest daughter will sit reading this book to her younger sister over and over again which my youngest really enjoys as she now loves reading, even though my eldest cannot read yet she knows her numbers and from myself reading them the book and from the pictures she can work out what the words say. My eldest will also sit and count the actual animals on the page with her sister and make some animal noises with her, my youngest now even joins in with the Monkey and the Lion.
We all like this book and I feel my daughters have got much more out of it than just the numbers 1 to 10, 5 stars as with every Elmer books we have read.