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Spot loves his mum, and I love my son!!
Spot Loves his Mum - Eric Hill
Member Name: Julie449
Spot Loves his Mum - Eric Hill
Date: 27/06/12, updated on 27/06/12 (32 review reads)
Advantages: Great for mum and child
I loved Spot growing up, as did my husband, so naturally when he had a child of our own, we wanted to introduce our son to the wonderful little pup that is Spot. There are lots of Spot books, and dvds out there and my son has many, some of which used to be his Daddy's.
I/my son got this book for Mothers Day last year. My husband had taken my son out shopping to get me something nice, (my husband always buys me books), so while in Waterstones my son spotted this and begged my husband to let him get it for me. I thought this was such a sweet thing to do and my heart just about melted on Mothers Day.
Spot loves his Mum is one of many books in a huge collection of Spot books by Eric Hill. The book is a little smaller than A5 in size and is a board book. I really like board books for children as they last longer and are almost impossible to rip. This book consists of 12 pages. each page has a large, bright, colourful classic spot illustration, and has large font black writing.
The book doesn't really follow a story as such, its more just statements of things spot has done with his mum throughout the day. However I don't feel this is an issue as all the things spot has done are relatable to both adult and child. There is one statement/thing they have done together across each two pages. For example the first two pages are about breakfast, 'It's a lovely sunny morning. "Time for breakfast, Spot," says his mum.' There is a detailed picture for this of Spot and mum having breakfast, tea pot and all. Although each page only has a small sentence or two, due to the pictures and how easy it is to relate to, it offers the great opportunity to have a conversation with your child. I say this as the pictures show great examples of everyday life and will be something your child will be able to relate to and talk about. For those young children who can't talk yet, the book provides you as a parent the oppotunity to talk to your child about everyday things/ situations, helping them learn everyday words.
My son is now 3 and we still read this book, I have started running my fingers along the words as I read them, letting him follow the words too, in the hope he will atart to recognize some of the words. As the book is short it helps hold his attention.
My favourite part of this book, is how close it makes me feel to my son, as we discuss things we have done together, just like Spot and his Mum. This is helped by the last to pages, as Spot snuggles up with his mum, the final two lines are so cute and made my heart melt. I'm not writing them, because I don't want to spoil that feeling for all those mums out there when you read them to your child for the first time.
Due largely to the last two pages, I found this book both perfect for the occassion it was bought for, and I know I'll be able to keep it as a keepsake once he's out grown it. I'll bring it out when he is a moody teenage and remember how sweet my little boy used to be.
I returned the favour to my husband this Fathers Day as there is also a Spot loves his Dad book.
The rrp on this book is £3.99, however I have seen this online both new and used for much cheaper.
Summary: A Spot book for mum and child