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I picked this book up in Asda when my youngest daughter spotted it whilst out shopping, the book was on sale when they were having their character promotion and costs us £3 which seems a decent value price to me. Our Asda no longer sells the book but not sure if any of the bigger stores do although you can buy the book online at Amazon.
The books are from Ladybird and is part of a series which looks at everyday life for children, we already have the first pet book in the series so I knew what we would be getting with the book, I think the whole idea of the range is really god as it helps introduce new ideas to young children whilst they enjoy a story. The front cover of the book is brightly coloured and shows George standing on a stool painting a picture.
Emily really used to love Peppa Pig so as soon as she saw the book she wanted it although she still likes Peppa Pig we have moved more over to Minnie Mouse now. The book is about the first day that George joins his sister Peppa at their playgroup which is quite apt for us as Emily will be starting a play group shortly once she turns 3. The book begins with George and Peppa in the car been driven by Daddy, on the way to the playgroup Daddy explains that George is now old enough to go to the group with Peppa. George goes to the playgroup and he meets all Peppa's friends and the Teacher Madam Gazelle, Peppa tries to teach George how to paint a picture and he paints himself a dinosaur, the story finishes with the parents returning to pick up the children.
The book is aimed at younger children with only a sentence or so on each page, the pages are easy for little hands to turn and the pictures are all bold and in nice bright colours. Emily loves books and she will sit for ages going from one book to another flicking the pages and telling herself a story, she enjoys pointing out the characters in this one and naming them. When we read it I tell her she will be going to playgroup soon which she replies "boys" to as it is all girls in our family so the only young boys she has come across was at a crèche she went to.
I think this is a decent book and will appeal to a lot of children as it is based around a television character, Emily enjoys the book and for any child starting a nursery or playgroup it helps to introduce the idea. The book is sturdy for little hands and was brilliant value so I give it 5 stars.
I have recently arranged for my twins to start pre-school 2 mornings a week after the Easter break and so was looking out for some books to help introduce them to the idea when I came across this one, George's First Day at Playgroup. My girls love watching Peppa Pig and her little brother George on the television and have enjoyed the other Peppa Pig books we have, so I thought this one would be ideal.
The book is published by Ladybird and is one of a series of 10 titles which cover activities that your little one might be experiencing for the first time such as going swimming and first glasses. The books are paperback but the pages are quite tough and we haven't experienced any ripped pages yet.
The book tells the story of George's first day at playgroup. It starts off with Peppa not being sure that George is big enough to go to playgroup as their Daddy takes them there in the car. It then introduces us to Madame Gazelle their playgroup teacher and shows that all their friends are there. This story gives the opportunity to explain to your child that they are going to be looked after my someone different to usual as mine have always been looked after by myself or their Dad this is something I am keen for them to understand.
It then goes on to tell how Peppa and George do painting at playgroup which allows your child to understand that they get to do fun things at a playgroup. I've been using both the word playgroup and preschool so hope that my two understand that where they are going is similar to the playgroup George attends. The end of the story shows all the Mummy's and Daddy's collecting their children to go home .
This book has lovely colourful illustrations and there is lots to talk about with your child on each page.
This book is very popular with my girls either asking me to read it or as they are familiar with Peppa's friends from watching the tv series they like to sit with this book naming all the characters in the pictures.
Price and availability
I paid £3.74 for this book from Amazon which I think is a reasonable price for this book.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this book is just the right length for toddlers with lots of descriptive text to help them understand the story.
I picked this little book up for our daughter (who is a big Peppa fan) when I was doing the food shop.
It is a sweet little book which tells the story of Georges first day at school. The illustration is ok but I find most Peppa Pig stuff a little basic in terms of detail it is nice and colourful though and my daughter loves it and I guess that is the main thing.
This book is one of her favourites at the moment and she likes to go through asking who all the characters are which is a little tricky as I don't know them all and only a couple are mentioned in the story by name as the main story revolves around Peppa and George (I guess I will have to brush up on my general knowledge!!)
It is a paperback but the pages and cover are quite good quality not too thin.
All in all it is a bit basic but our little Peppa fan wants to read it over and over again so it servers its purpose.