“ Author: Unknown author / Format: Board book / Date of publication: 03 May 2012 / Genre: Novelty Books / Subcategory: Picture & Activity Books / Category: Interactive & Activity Books & Packs / Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd / Title: Peppa Pig: Oink! Oink! / ISBN 13: 9781409313250 / ISBN 10: 1409313250 „
Whilst waiting for In the Night Garden to come on we were channel hoping and my son suddenly yelled with delight. There on the television was Peppa Pig. We have now found something else that he enjoys so we can have a little break from Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy from time to time.
Well, my daughter was never into Peppa Pig and so we have nothing at all in the house about her. Whilst out shopping I spotted this book in a supermarket for £3 so I snapped it up. My son was delighted and now during our story and cuddle time will ask for 'The Pig' and out comes Peppa Pig Oink Oink.
The book is harback and it is a decent thickness.
DImensions: 20.8 x 20.4 x 1.2 cm
On the front is a large yellow button that when pushed makes an 'oink, oink' sound.
On the front cover are Daddy Pig, Mummy Pig, Peppa and George.
The story is all about the things that Peppa loves and that make her say 'oink, oink'.
On eacch double page it explains what Peppa loves. She loves watching her favourite TV programme The Potatoes, she loves playing in the snow, she loves riding her bike, she loves going swimming but most of all she loves jumping in muddy puddles!
The idea is that as soon as Peppa says 'oink, oink' you press the yellow button and hear the noise yourself. I have to say that this is clearly the best bit for my son and if he could he would press it non stop!
The illustrations in the book are very like the TV programme and it is easy to recognise them all. There are lots of bright colours and the drawings are very bold.
To be honest my son does enjoy the book and as I've mentioned he really likes pushing the yellow button! I think one of the main things that he likes about this book and the whole Peppa Pig character is that her brother George has a dinosaur as his favourite toy and like a lot of young children my son loves dinosaurs. Luckily, George and his dinosaur do appear on one page of this book.
The story is very basic but it is aimed at very young children so this is not a surprise. There is enough detail in the pictures to entertain and my son certainly enjoys naming all the other objects on the page.
Although the yellow button is pressed very often it is not actually too loud and so in the general noise of the day I do not notice when my son is pressing it a lot!
Would I recommend?
I would recomment this book especially at a reduced price. It is true to the TV show and the characters look like they should. The small interaction of pressing the button does entertain and sustain interest. It is a sturdy book and a good thickness. The one issue that I would have is that it is quite a large-ish book and could be tricky for small hands to hold. My son often lies on the floor and reads the book as it is bigger than the average book.
Thank you for reading.