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A Strange name for a strange looking bird
Peely Wally - Kali Stileman
Member Name: emmad5689
Peely Wally - Kali Stileman
Advantages: Lovely picks, sweet little story, loads of animals feature
I have 2 daughters both of whom love reading and bedtime stories and with 2 teachers in the family too we end up with a huge amount of books, this book is one that we received in the bookstart set that my youngest daughter was given and I think it's a great quality book especially for a freebie.
The front cover is white in colour and then has Peely Wally pictured in bright orange along with her spotted egg and the title is on the top of the book with each letter in a different colour so the cover is extremely brightly coloured and interesting to the eye of a child. My daughter wanted to read this book first out of the 2 she was given in the bag and I could see why with it being so colourful.
On the back of the book it tells you that "Peely Wally was a small bird (funny looking bird to me) who lives high up in a tree, one day she laid an egg" you then have the instruction to follow the dotted lines through the book to see where the egg goes and find the butterfly pictured on each page, I felt that from reading the back of the book there was more to this than just a story which is great.
As the book states on the back Peely Wally lays an egg, the egg is spotted and small but perfect in every way, Peely Wally accidentally knocks the egg out of the tree and the book follows where the egg goes. The egg ends up rolling down the back of a Giraffe, being kicked by a Zebra, nearly being eaten by a Crocodile but saved by an Elephant instead. The book continues with the egg being thrown by a Monkey to his pals through the trees and then back to Peely Wally. Finally after all that the egg cracks and out pops a baby bird who is spotty and small and perfect in every way.
Emily loves this book, she gets excited as the egg is passed through the animals and we sit and make animal noises to match them all but the Monkey's are her favourite, I find it funny when I ask her if she is a Monkey and she will reply telling me "No Mammy i'm a baby." I love how many different animals are in the book and love how colourful every page is, the way the book is written makes it flow really well.
The pictures are a bit strange in this boom they are lade out of splodges and geometric shapes, the butterfly to find on each page is easy to spot which is good for little children and makes them interact with the book more. This book is a 5 star in the opinion of our household.
Summary: Lovely fun book