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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Ladybird / Board book / 10 Pages / Book is published 2009-03-05 by Ladybird / Alternative title: Peppa Pig: Marvellous Magnet Book

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      17.02.2014 20:30
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      A nice peppa pig book with a difference

      My Son Jayden has quite a few Peppa Pig books as he loves anything to do with Peppa Pig. One book which I recently bought him was the Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book, it was something totally different to all of the other books he has which is what drew my attention to it.

      The Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book is basically a board book, the front cover has the Peppa Pig logo in the top left hand corner with the name of the book written in large white writing across half of the cover. The majority of the front cover is taken up with a picture of Peppa Pig feeding strawberry cake to some ducks. At the bottom of the front cover is a cut out section which allows you to see the plastic covered section which holds the magnets that go with this book.

      The back cover of the book has the title of the book again with a picture of George Pig and a small piece of writing about the story, it also advertises two other books as well. All of the pages are made from a reasonably thick tough card making them easy for little hands to handle and turn. Each page is only half the size of the front cover, there is a small plastic covered section on the back cover which holds all of the magnets, the half pages means that this covered section appears at the bottom of each page.

      The Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book consists of 5 different scenarios for example Peppa Pig and her family at the museum, Peppa Pig and her family at the beach or having a picnic, the writing tells you what is going on in each scene and then asks you to position another few characters in the scene using the magnets, for example in the beach scene you are asked to put Daddy Pig on the beach. The story is written in large black bold writing in white shapes in various places on each page. There is not actually a story as such to this book as each scene is different and does not necessarily follow on from the previous.

      The pictures correspond perfectly to the writing and are bright and colourful, each scene is detailed giving your child plenty to talk about. There is plenty of room in each picture for you to position the magnets and put the characters in each scene. The magnets that come with the book are made from quite a thick card with a magnetic back making them easy for young children to pick up and move around the pictures, they will stick anywhere on all of the pages.

      The magnets have the following characters on them Peppa Pig, George Pig, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Candy Cat, Danny Dog, Mr Dinosaur and Peppa's Teddy, at some point all of these characters are used in the different scenes. Whilst the writing in the book does prompt you as to what character magnet to use your child can make up different scenes using whatever magnet they want helping to develop their imagination, also the moving around of the magnets will help they motor skills develop.

      We purchased Jaydens Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book from a little local store, however I have also seen this book available from places such as Amazon ad it is sold for just over £5.00. Personally I think this is an excellent price for this item, it is of an excellent quality and definitely worth the money.

      Jaydens has had this book fro several weeks now and he really enjoys it, he loves sitting and readying the book with someone but he also enjoys positioning the moving the magnets around himself. Although this book helps your child to lean to read it will also help with imaginative play and motor skills, so you child is learning whilst they are playing. The book is well worth the money and definitely one I would recommend.

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      15.10.2013 21:19
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      A brilliant gift for the Peppa fan in your lufe

      I was about to visit my nephew who is two to babysit for a weekend whilst his parents had a well deserved break and decided I should take some bribes with me. As he is a huge Peppa fan I thought this would be an excellent choice.

      The product:
      The book is q perfect mix of toy and book. It contains 8magnets of various Peppa Pig characters contained in a small plastic container on the front of the book. The main body if the book looks like a regular story book but the pages are magnetic. This means that you can stick the characters to the pages, move them about, set scenes etc. Every double page has a scene; a museum, a beach; a park; a party; and a bedtime scene. The left hand page sets the scene and the right asks the reader to do something e.g Peppa, George and Mummy Pig have gone to the beach but Daddy Pig got left behind in the park. Can you find Daddy pig and bring him to the beach?

      The book is simple but laid out very well. It allows children to get involved with a story, to use clues in the story to decode where things should be placed, and to have fun with their favourite characters.

      The Verdict:
      Well with this present I think I am in the running for best aunty! My nephew loved this book. For Mr it was a great mix between a toy and a book, it covered all bases. The magnets seem well maDr and durable, and whilst I am sure they will not all last, that willbe fdown to them being lost in excitement rather than a fault. My only criticism is that the container which houses the magnets isn't very strong, I could see all the pieces falling out quite easily. Having said that, if it was sturdier it would probably be impossible for little hands to open.

      At £6.99 I think this is a real bargain. It has a bit of everything and will be a new favourite for any Peppa fan in your life.

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      24.04.2013 10:05
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      5 stars

      This is a large magnetic book which stars the children's favourite character Peppa Pig.

      The book comes with 8 little magnets which are in the shape of Peppa Pig characters although you get 2 Peppa Pigs the rest are all unique. These magnets are all kept in a little compartment at the bottom of the book so that you can keep them safe which is very useful.

      Each page shows a different scene and within the page is a magnetic element which is on the right handside of each page. This is where the magnets can go.

      Your child can choose where to place each magnet although there are certain places which looks more like certain magents should be placed there.

      The magentic element isn't extremely strong, I find that if you move the book then the pieces do tend to drop down the page very easily which frustrates my grandchildren somewhat. Also, because the magnet only works for half of the page it frustrates my grandchildren as they try to place the pieces where it doesn't stick and they don't understand why.

      The book is large, A4 size so it's not ideal for young toddlers, I would say more suitable from 2 years but under that age they will need assistance. The pages are thick though so they cannot be torn.

      My grandchildren enjoy playing with this. I think they like the fact it is a character that they recognise and it's very appealing. They like to play with the individual pieces too away from actually sticking them onto the pages of the book.

      I can see the flaws of this book and think it could be much better but it doesn't stop my grandchildren from enjoying it. I paid £5 for this book but have since seen it cheaper.

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      15.04.2013 15:34
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      Peppa's Marvellous Magnet book - a fun read

      This book caught my eye when I was looking for Christmas presents for my 2 year old twins. This book is suitable from 3 years due to small parts but my girls only read it when being supervised so I was happy to buy it for them. Peppa Pig books are published by Ladybird Books Ltd and my girls loved the ones they already had and so I hoped they would enjoy this one too.

      The book is A4 size and hardbacked. The pages are thick cardboard which the magnets stick to the bottom half of. This book comes with 8 magnets with pictures of Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa's teddy, George's dinosaur and a couple of Peppa's friends. The magnets are stored in the book with an easily removable plastic cover.

      The book has 5 double page pictures and the story asks you to place different magnets into the picture. As my girls are still quite young I have to sometimes help them with this as they like to stick all of the magnets on each page. The text is on the top half of the pages where the magnets don't stick so you can still read the story with the characters in place.
      The book sees Peppa and her family visiting the dinosaur museum, having a picnic lunch, visiting the beach and then having a party before bedtime. Peppa always has fun days and my girls love the character and reading books about her.
      The magnets do add a novelty to this book and my girls are happy to also play with the magnets without the book, they particularly like learning which surfaces they will stick to. One or two have been chewed on a bit which is why the recommended age is 3!

      Price and availability
      I bought this book from Amazon and it cost £5.24, this is quite expensive for a book but I was happy to pay it for a Christmas present and it has been read plenty since they've had it. I also bought it as a present for one of my girls friends, it is suitable for boys and girls making it an ideal gift.

      Would I recommend?
      Yes, this is a good book and with 8 magnets there is plenty of fun to be had in addition to reading the story.

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        19.11.2011 15:00
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        Excellent book and fun toy as well

        My daughter is a Peppa Pig fan but as I don't like having lots of branded toys which she'll grow out of, I try to keep to buying her books instead to keep her happy. After my husband and I had some time to ourselves shopping one day, we decided to buy her this book as a present as it was on offer at £5. She was about 22 months when she got the book.

        ---About the book:
        The book is based on the series Peppa Pig about a young pig- Peppa, her brother George, her Mummy, Daddy and several other members of her family and friends. It is a lovely show for little children and keeps my little one entertained for hours. The book has magnetic pages and comes complete with 8 shaped magnets in a plastic container on the front of the book. The characters contained are Peppa, George, Mummy pig, Daddy pig, Danny dog, Candy cat, Mr dinosaur and Teddy. They are a good size to be held easily by smallish hands and are strong enough not to bend easily.

        Each two page spread has a different picture taken from the TV series. There is the dinosaur room from the museum, a picnic table in the park, the beach, the school room and their bedroom. Each double page has some writing on it which tells a bit of a story but also suggests which magnets should go on the pages.

        ---Our experiences:
        My daughter really enjoyed having the magnets when we got this book and was eager to get them out of the box as soon as she could. The book is a good size for her to read and is easily recognisable to her as being Peppa Pig and she was able to recognise the places and other characters. She can easily move the magnets around but she does sometimes try to put the pieces too high on the page whereas the magnetised section is only on the bottom half. She sometimes loses the pieces but that is generally because she has shut the book without removing the pieces first!

        ---My findings:
        I was pleased with this book and was happy to let my daughter play with it. She struggles sometimes to get the box on the front open and it might be better to have a different way of keeping the magnets as they do tend to 'walk'. The book states it is suitable for 3 years plus and this is obviously because of the magnets. As magnets can be very dangerous if swallowed, I would exercise caution if giving to a younger child, but my daughter has never tried to put these in her mouth and she has had it since she was about 22 months.

        I like this book as it encourages my daughter in her imaginative play as she puts the characters in different situations and makes up conversations for them. Sometimes I'll read her the stories with it, but generally she makes her own up. The writing is clear for reading but is a little small for children learning to read. My only fault with the book is that it includes Candy Cat and not Peppa's best friend Suzy Sheep which I think would be better (a very minor niggle I know!).

        ---And finally:
        I would definitely recommend this book for any lovers of Peppa Pig as it is a good fun toy as well as a book. It helps children to recognise things they might have seen on TV and they can use their imagination to develop new stories. The retail price differs but it is around £7.99 which is good as a lot of books cost that amount without the added fun of the magnets so it is probably worth the money, but if you can get it for £5 instead, it is a bargain. My daughter has had it now for 6 months now and still wants to play with it a and read it when she can.

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          24.08.2010 22:02
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          peppa pig marvellous magnet book with 8magnets and storage part to keep them in

          My mum had came to visit her grandson mid week as she always does and as usual she always brings something for him and this time it was the peppa pig marvellous magnet book which he though was great. The retail price for it is £6.99 which I think is a good price and it is not for children under the age of 36months due to small magnetic character parts. Although I do not think these pieces are that small as I have came across toys which have smaller parts than these which are suitable for younger ages.

          The book is a hard back and has magnetic pages and a plastic tray part at the bottom of the book where the 8 magnetic characters are kept to save them from getting lost. Each page has a different scenario and story where your child has to place certain characters onto the page. On the first page for instance you need to find the peppa and george magnet and place them on the page within the museum as well as mummy and daddy pig. My sons favourite page is the party one where he tends to place all the magnets on and pretend some are eating the cake and others are playing with balloons.

          I think it is a great book which can be read over and over again without kids getting bored as each time they read it they can put the characters in different places and if your child is like my son they will sit for ages on the one page playing with all the magnets and making them all talk to each other! The only problem which we have had is more to do with my son rather than the book as since we have took his dummy off him he is putting everything in his mouth so a few of the magnet characters have got a bit soggy and the top layer or paper has been rubbed off, but other than that a great enjoyable book.

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          12.07.2010 11:22
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          Me and my son have enjoyed sitting down with this book many times would highly recommend it.

          As you will begin to notice with my reviews I have a little boy who is a big Peppa pig fan. For Christmas last year we went a bit mad (as you do when your little one is 2!) and bought him lots of Peppa pig merchandise one of them being this magnet book which I thought would be great fun for him and it wasn't pink which I had a problem with last year. A lot of Peppa Pig stuff is pink!

          The book comes with 8 magnets you get mummy pig, daddy pig, Peppa, George, Candy cat, Danny dog, dinosaur and teddy. So all the favourite main characters are there. There is a plastic tray at the bottom with a see through lid to keep them in; it is quite sturdy ours is still in one piece! The magnets themselves are strong and not easily bent which is what you need with little hands holding them.

          The book is a strong board book with magnetic pages. It contains 5 different scenes each on a double page spread. You use the magnets to bring the scene alive. My son loves placing them on the pages and moving them around. Each scene comes with a small amount of text for you to read. But I have to say if you want a book to read as a bedtime story to calm you child before bed this isn't the book for you. My son gets excitable with this book moving the pieces about and doesn't always like it being read to him.

          Back to the 5 scenes they are all from episodes of Peppa pig you will have seen on tv. First we have the museum and the dinosaur room. We always have a good roaring competition over this page to see if me or my son can roar the loudest! Next we have the family picnic. The table is laid out with food all of which my son likes to name. Moving onto the day at the beach where Mummy, Peppa and George have lost Daddy! Then it's off back home to the Pig household for a party and last we have the bedtime scene with Peppa and George in bed.

          As mentioned before each scene has text with it. This is for you and your child to get interactive together. It gives a brief about where you are and then asks you to do something. For example in the picnic scene it asks you to sit the family round the picnic table. And in the bedtime scene it asks you to put mummy and daddy in it and read a story. At this point I like to make a story up for my son.

          Value for money? For £5 I would say yes. This book is more than a story book its one for you to enjoy and interact with your child I certainly enjoy it and my son does too. We also found it useful to take on a car journey for your little one to play with. Any Peppa fan with have fun moving the characters aboutin this book. It would make a perfect little gift.

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            16.03.2010 13:44
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            It just doesn't interest my kids

            My daughter really enjoys watching Peppa Pig, and it was inevitable that this would find its way into our house at some point during her toddler years, and unsurprisingly it arrived on her 3rd birthday in January. But despite her love for Peppa Pig, she has not been particularly enthralled by this book, neither has her baby sister, and neither have I to be honest.

            What you get is quite a large hard back board book with magnetic pages, and a series of Peppa Pig magnets, which are kept in a little plastic compartment at the bottom of the book. The magnets you get are Peppa, George, Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, Teddy, Dinosaur, Danny Dog & Candy Cat. These are quite chunky and will not bend under pressure (the reason I say this is because we have another magnet book and my youngest daughter has bent some of the magnets). The plastic compartment that you keep the magnets in is actually quite good as well, the lid is removable but stays in position when on, so the magnets will not get lost.

            There are 5 double page spreads within the book and each one displays a different scene, and you can add the magnets as you please. There is a certain amount of text on the page which suggests to you which magnets you should use, and also tells a bit of a story.

            The first page is dinosaur museum scene but there are no characters anywhere. The text says:

            "Peppa and George love visiting the museum. But the museum is very big and they're lost somewhere inside! Can you find Peppa and her family and put them in the dinosaur room?"

            So then you or your child can find the relevant magnets and position them on the page as you please. Then there is a bit more text saying what a good job you have done, and that everybody loves dinosaurs.

            Each page is basically set out in the same fashion; you also get a picnic scene, a beach scene, a living room party scene and Peppa and George's bedroom scene.

            I suppose generally books like this are quite a good idea, but this one just doesn't really appeal to my children. When I have sat down to 'do it' with them, they can't wait to get the magnets out and are too keen to just slap them all on the first page. They don't care about the story and are not in the slightest bit interested in positioning the magnets correctly.

            This is what disappoints me about books such as this, the magnets completely detract away from any story content and it kind of lets the child off from concentrating and listening to a story. Another problem for me is that on some of the pages, some of the characters are already present, so you end up with 2 Peppas or 2 Mummy Pigs, which I don't suppose is such a massive problem, but I just find it irritating that if this is meant to be a book where the child adds the characters, then why draw a scene where they are already present?!

            What I have also noticed is that only the bottom half of each page is magnetised, so in actual fact you are very limited where you can place the magnets, so if the child does over load the page then they are going to be disappointed because not all of the characters will stay put. And the final page is not magnetised at all! Very disappointing, especially from such a high profile character as Peppa Pig, you would think they could have made a bit more effort. But this is what I have found with things like this, they think they can sell you any sort of rubbish if it contains a well loved TV-character.

            I did actually think my eldest daughter would have shown a bit more interest in this book than she has, but as I said before, the magnets tend to detract from the fact that it's a story book (and she does love reading books), and so to be honest I think she finds it quite dull. I know the idea is that the magnets are meant to get your child involved in telling the story and perhaps make it a bit more interesting, but I just find that it's too much of a faff for them, and they would rather look at a picture book, or play with the magnets that are on my fridge (as that is where magnets are meant to be!) than look at this book.

            Both my children love books and all of their books are within easy reach for them, but this one never intentionally gets pulled off the shelf.

            Not recommended for book lovers.

            ISBN: 978-1-40930-176-9
            RRP £6.99
            Available on Amazon for £4.99.

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              19.01.2010 12:22
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              A must have for Peppa fans.

              My daughter is a massive Peppa Pig fan so was thrilled when she received the Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book for christmas.

              The book is bright and colourful, with a picture of Peppa feeding some ducks on the front cover. There is a transparent, plastic compartment at the bottom of the book which holds the magnets. Magnets include 8 regular characters from Peppa Pig - Peppa Pig, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Teddy, Dinosaur, Danny Dog and Candy Cat. The magnets vary in size (Eg. Teddy is quite small but Daddy Pig is quite large) and look exactly as they do on the programme.

              At first I wasn't convinced that the magnets would actually stick, but they do. I have stuck all of the magnets on, turned the book upside down and given it a shake and none of the magnets fall off. The only downside is that the very last page isn't magnetic so none of the magnets stick to it, which isn't a huge deal but is abit silly in my opinion.

              Each page has a nice double page scene illustration and piece of writing. The illustrations are bright, glossy, cute and look just like they would in the programme. Scenes include at the museum, picnic in the park, at the beach, at a party and inside Peppa and George's bedroom.

              The writing is quite large which is useful for reading beginners (although there are some big words which may be abit too challenging).

              The writing encourages the child to put certain characters in certain situations (Eg. 'Where are Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig? Can you find everyone and sit them at the picnic table') but the book can also be used to make up their own stories - this is great for the imagination.

              The magnets can also be stuck to the fridge and radiators for extra fun!

              There are 10 pages to the book. Each page is quick thick and easy for little fingers to turn. The whole book seems pretty durable and is easy to wipe clean. The age recommendation is 3-6 years, which seems about right.

              Young Peppa Pig fans will really enjoy this fun activity book. Of course, you don't have to be a Peppa Pig fan to enjoy the book but it would be an advantage as some of the writing/characters might not make much sense.

              I knew my daughter would like this book but I never realised how much - she has had hours of fun with it! I love the fact that we can sit down together and read it, but that she can also play with it by herself as more of a game.

              The RRP is £6.99 which I don't think is a bad price, although you can get it cheaper if you shop around.

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                12.06.2009 17:02
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                a great book

                I think something happens when a child reaches two years old, and along with the usual tantrums and personalities that start showing through very strongly, so does a love of Peppa Pig. She has gone Peppa Pig mad in the last few weeks and seems to understand that Peppa likes her teddy bear and little brother George likes his dinosaur. Anyone who is made to watch Peppa pig will understand that last sentence, anyone fortunate enough not to have to endure children's TV, then all will hopefully become clear later in this review.
                We don't have a magnetic surface on our fridge at home as it's built into a cupboard. As a result of this my poor daughter doesn't get to play with the magnetic letters on the fridge surface, so when we saw this Peppa Pig magnet book we had to have it.
                Made by Ladybird books, I managed to get it for a bargain £4.99 instead of the retail value of £12.99. I was surprised when we first got this book at how bit it was. As just over A4 in size, I saw that is was going to be quite large for a toddler to carry. I don't know about other toddlers but my daughter likes to carry everything from room to room if she can get away with it.
                The cover of the book is instantly attracting to Peppa fans everywhere, with a large picture of her on the front feeding the ducks with some cake. All things Peppa generally are colour co-ordinated to include the grass and the sky which this book incorporates. The cover is also very thick and spongy which I find quite a nice touch for a children's book. It's soft for their hands to carry but sturdy underneath where it needs to be.

                As this book is also a magnet book, you will of course need some magnets which are housed in the bottom of the book under a clear plastic cover. The front page of the book holds the plastic cover in place so you have to open the book to get the magnets. We realised straight away we were going to have to watch our daughter with these magnets as a couple of them are quite small. Despite the eating of them, we knew they could get lost very easily.

                There are five different scenes in this book, no story at all. Your job as the reader is to make up stories as you place the magnets on the page to interact with the background scenes. There is however bubbles of text which give the reader some clues as to what you might like to place on each page.
                You will see a dinosaur scene, where for example you learn that dinosaurs are George's favourite thing, and it will ask you to put Peppa and her family into the dinosaur room where you think they might like to go.
                Other scenes include a picnic in the woods, the beach, a party, and bedtime.

                With the book you get eight magnets, Peppa, George, Mummy, and Daddy, teddy, dinosaur, cat and dog. As I mentioned that some are quite small and that' why the book is recommended for children age 3 and over, but under supervision I think younger is fine.
                The idea of the book is to use your imagination and create different stories using the magnets and the scenes. I find that my daughter will place them randomly and then we'll have a very short story about why they are placed in certain positions and what they are up to. Obviously each story changes every time due to where the characters are placed.

                I think this is a lovely idea for enquiring minds, both for having a character toy as well as making up stories and using imagination. When my daughter is older I know she will get even more pleasure out of the book as she creates her own stories.
                It was a shame that the magnets weren't double sided to ensure you could place the characters facing both ways, as on certain pages some of the characters look out of place facing the opposite to where you want them to.
                Overall this is a great idea for a book that will hopefully entertain children for ages.

                ISBN: 978-1409301769
                Published: 2009

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                Book Series: Peppa Pig