Peppa Pig is a cute little girl pig who has lots of adventures with her little brother George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and lots of different animals friends. I like the stories as they are quite short and sweet but packed full of great information that is perfect for learning. The stories are easy to read and now that my little girl is almost four she is starting to pick up letters and words and because the text in these stories is short and simple and written in nice bold writing its a great way for her to start learning to read too whilst I am reading it to her.
In this book Peppa and her family go swimming. From the back of the book we are told, "Peppa and George are going swimming but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy Pig ever convince him to get into the pool?" I really like this story because it's just a fun family day depicted at the pool. Also, my little girl is just learning to swim with armbands so the book is very fitting for her, if Peppa can do it she figures that she can do it too so it's a good motivation for her.
Daddy Pig convinces George to jump in with two feet and he then loves splashing around in the water. Peppa and her family are joined at the pool by Rebecca rabbit and her little brother Richard. George and Richard are friends and they try holding onto floats and kicking their legs. I like how in this book they have show the characters at different stages of swimming ability and it definitely coordinates with my family too. My son is younger like George and so at the moment he is holding onto floats and kicking and my daughter can see the difference between this and her swimming so the book is good at showing us this too.
The pictures in this book are nice and colourful and shows everyone having a really fun time at the pool. The book is only 10 pages long so its a great one to read to keep their attention. We have it in paperback version from Ladybird books and it costs £3.99.
Peppa Pig is a children's television programme that is aimed primarily at preschoolers. Each episode lasts just 5 minutes and is based around a little girl pig called Peppa and her friends and family. Thanks to Peppa's popularity she now has lots of merchandise available.
There was a time when my daughter was a die hard Peppa Pig fan. She still enjoys it now but not as much as she used to. I bought the Peppa Goes Swimming book (published by Ladybird) for her a couple of years ago. She used to enjoy reading it with me a lot (particularly at bed time) and it still comes off the book shelf now and again for a read. I brought the book online rather than in a shop so I didn't get to flick through it and have a look before I purchased it.
The front cover is bright, glossy and rather eyecatching with a photo of Peppa and George splashing around in a swimming pool with armbands and swimsuits on.
The pictures and illustrations inside the book are brilliant. Bright, clear, exciting and just as they appear on television. Many familiar Peppa Pig characters are also featured (Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Rebecca Rabbit, Richard and their mum). In my opinion the illustrations make the book.
The outline of the book is that Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig are off swimming but George is quite scared. Once George is encouraged to get in the pool, he loves it. Rebecca Rabbit, Richard and their mum also turn up at the pool. George and Richard hold their floats and splash everybody with their legs, whilst Peppa inform them that 'big children don't splash'. Peppa and Rebecca then race each other with their armbands on, before Richard drops his toy watering can and it sinks to the bottom of the pool. Richard is sad so Daddy Pig dives down and retrieves it. Richard then pours the watering can over Daddy Pigs head, much to George's amusement!
The story is fun and enjoyable. My daughter isn't too keen on swimming unfortunately but this book manages to spark her interest and makes her want to go swimming. For example 'I can hold a float like George and kick my legs' and 'I have armbands like Peppa and Rebecca'. I also like the fact it can teach children to try something new, even if they aren't too keen - like when George jumps in the pool and loves it. The book also shows children that being sociable and playing together is fun. There is a subtle lesson about not splashing too!
The length of the book is good, 24 pages - which means the book isn't too short (like many preschool books) but it isn't dragged out either. My daughter has always sat through the whole book with no problems. It certainly captures her attention. There is a small piece of writing on most pages. The text is clear and bold. My daughter has just started learning to read letters and small words. This book has lots of small words that she can read by herself but also a lot of quite challenging words that I need to read for her.
Something which I don't particularly like about the book is that the pages are very thin and flimsy. I would have expected something more durable and robust for a preschool book. Our copy has been quite well looked after but still has some creases in the pages.
The RRP of the book is £3.99, although you can usually buy it for a lot less. It is widely available in most book shops and childrens shops.
Overall this is a good little book with fabulous illustrations and fun story. It's sure to please any young Peppa Pig fan.
We have a few of the books in the Peppa Pig series, and this ladybird one is one of the newer ones to our collection. I can guarantee that even though the boys have grown past Peppa Pig a little, they still love it really, and enjoy reading the books because they are the stories as seen on the channel 5 TV series.
This particular book sees the Pig family go out on a trip to the local swimming pool. George has never been swimming before so he is a bit scared about getting in, but when he eventually does, he is soon splashing about having fun. When they bump into the Rabbit family, George and Richard Rabbit have swimming floats and splash water everywhere, and Peppa and Rebecca Rabbit claim that they are big and don't splash.
They all have fun until Richard drops his watering can to the bottom of the pool. Luckily Daddy Pig can swim down and get it, and he is thanked by having water poured onto his head. Lovely.
My kids always find the stories really appealing because they involve simple activities that they have experienced, such as a trip out somewhere like the dentist, or the pool, or the shop. They can relate to it. The books are quite short in length, but have enough text in them to keep older pre-schoolers happy. It might be too long for a young toddler. The pages are all really colourful and engaging, and the kids love looking at what they can spot. They also like the naughty things that Peppa and George get up to, as they do the things (like pour water on Dad's head) that they love to do to the adults when we go swimming.
This is paperback, and has a RRP of £4.99. This is appropriate for the quality of the book. I don't always feel the Peppa Pig spin offs from the show are good value, but the books are certainly high quality and entertaining, and get a recommendation from us.
Peppa goes swimming was one of the books available for 4 tokens of Müller Little Stars yogurt. The tokens were inside the sleeve of the yogurt. The book was published by Ladybird and I found it really nice. I wasn't sure whether my son will love it or not but I started to read him the story. He was so excited and asked me so many questions about the pictures that it took us 2 whole afternoons to finish the book. He was interested in the details. He loved Peppa and George from the first moment I started to read their swimming story. This was actually the firs Peppa book we had.
If you want to buy the book it costs 3.99 pounds according to the printed price on the back cover of the book but you can find it for 2.64 pounds on Amazon. The book has a purple cover and consists of 24 colourful pages. The book has lovely detailed pictures that call kids' attention. The texts in the book are short so you have time to take a look at the pictures and explain your child what you can see.
I know that most of you knows already who Peppa is but for those who don't know yet let me describe them. So the main characters of this book are:
Peppa: a pink pig girl who really loves swimming
George: Peppa's young brother who tries the swimming for the first time
Mummy pig: Peppa and George's mother
Daddy pig: Peppa and George's father
Rebecca: rabbit girl, Peppa's friend
Richard: Rebecca's young brother, George's friend
Rabbit mummy: Rebecca and Richard's mother
So this nice little story is based on Peppa and her family and her rabbit friends. Rebecca and Peppa can swim really well but George tries the pool for the first time. Richard seems to be a beginner too. Richard is a cheeky little rabbit who gives some diving tasks to Daddy pig.
The story is easy to follow and the pictures are really nice and colourful. Not only my son loves this book but I love it too. I think Peppa and her adventures are good stories not only for girls but also little boys enjoy listening to them. Well done Ladybird!
For more information about Peppa please visit the official site at www.peppapig.com.
We got this book free as part of the Mueller Peppa Pig promotion and it is great.
The story is quite short but the book has some great and colourful pictures on it.
The main story is about Peppa nd her family going swimming with George being a bit scared of the water at first but then enjoying himself swimming with his friend Richard Rabbit. They also do some diving under water to fetch lost toys.
I found this book great for our 1 year old as we have just started taking her swimming and I think this is a great way for her to understand more about the water and games that can be played. She loves Peppa Pig so likes to copy what she sees her doing.
It is great that a TV show can be moved to books as my daughter can then enjoy one of her favourite characters as a story that we can read and talk about together rather than just watching her on TV.
The book is part of a collection with 5 other Peppa Pig titles currently being available. The book is published by Ladybird.
The book is 22 pages long and the price for purchase is £3.99.
One in a line of Peppa Pig books by Ladybird is my son's favourite. My eldest is learning to read and my youngest loves Peppa and George (little piggy sister and brother so I find these books are ideal.
It's sometimes hard to find the time in the evening to read to or with both children so having a book that will interest both is perfect. Don't tell any of his school friends but my eldest is a secret fan of Peppa Pig too.
I sat down with them last night and the baby picked out Peppa Goes Swimming so we got comfortable and began the story. Thankfully they don't jump in muddy puddles in this one (the kids did that outside yesterday and thought it was a good laugh being like Peppa and George).
The baby points at the pictures and laughs whilst I read one sentence and my elder son reads the next. These books aren't geared towards first readers but the wording is very simple and perfect for learners.
I think this particular story was a good choice as the baby is still learning to swim so my elder son keeps helping him feel safe in the water which is exactly what Peppa does for her brother george.
Also there's not too many pages so the kids are off to bed quicker! :)
Other Peppa Pig books we like (Most of these books are about £2.50 but prices vary on where you're shopping):
School Bus Trip
Dentist Trip (Both kids are due at the dentist next week so might bring this with us)
Daddy Pig's Chair
The baby got a little mini book set for Christmas which is adorable. It's a small set of six books. Easy for little hands to hold onto or take in the pushchair with them. (I got these at WH Smith for £3)
I've seen some Peppa Pig ABC and 123 books so I might try to get my hands on them. (£2.99)
Got to love Peppa Pig!
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