This was a nice gift from my brother and sister in law when my first baby was born and one that we have now used for my little boy too. There are lots of different aspects to this book that I really like and I think its a great baby toy.
The book comes with a plastic tag on a bit of fabric length and so its really handy for hooking onto places to keep it in baby's reach. We hung it on my little girls car seat for quite a while so its fairly dirty now but still fine to use. I liked being able to do this as it was there in the car when she wanted to play with it and more importantly she couldn't throw it on the floor and then get upset that she had lost it.
The book is a fabric book but is also made of that crinkly noise material on the outside two pages so when a little baby picks up or handles it it makes a fun noise that would always make my little girl laugh and smile. When a baby causes a reaction and something they do makes something else make a noise it really is a great way of learning about cause and effect.
The book features eight different animals that you would find on a farm (one of my favourite places to take the kids for a day out) so it is a great way of learning about different animals. The animals included are a cow, sheep, pig, horse, duck, sheepdog, donkey and hen. The animals are all quite realistic looking and what I also like is that the name of the animal is written on the page too so its a good way of combining pictures and to start introducing words in small baby books.
Each animal also has a different extra sensory part to them to encourage touch and feel and experiencing different fabrics and textures. For example, the brown and white cow has some felt patches where the brown parts are and the sheep has a nice fluffy white belly, just like a real sheep would. The book has a few more noisy sounds in it too which I think is great. The pig has a squeaky button where its nose is and the duck has a little shaky rattle noise inside its page.
The book is lovely and colourful and very eyecatching and definitely commanded the attention of both my little girl and boy. There is a little velcro hook that shuts the book when you are not reading and in conclusion I would say this is a great like book for very young babies.
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