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We got given this as a present for Tyler at Christmas when he was 18months old. At 2 and a half he is still enjoying it.
Its kind of a book and toy in one. It has a volume settings for the voiceover- you can have it quiet or loud. It can also be switched off- this is ideal as Tyler enoys this story so much sometimes we read it together without the voice over!
The voiceover is a womans voice and it reads the story out aloud as you turn the pages.
It also has a wheel on the side which says "puppy" and makes dog noises and then "elephant" and makes elephant noices. Theres a bright red cattepillar on the top, as you move it a puppy peeking out behind the pages and it ranges from saying "Hello", "lets find some animals" and "wheres the monkey".
As Tyler is older now its a great book for saying "wheres the...","what animal is this" and "what noise does this animal make" On the back page there are two frogs and three ducks (the rest are singular animals) so we have also counted them together.
The book itself is full of bright colours and very engaging. This book has been well used and the battery is yet to run out which is nice as some toys seem to run out so quickly!
Its a plastic book so no ripped pages, its pretty much indestructable! Being plastic I can imagine it could be cleaned easily although this has never got dirty so I havent had a chance to test out the theory!
I wouldn't say this would keep a little ones attention for ages and I wouldn't rely on it to read to your child (left to their own devices children won't wait for the voice to finish anyway) but its a nice toy for them to play with and with a parents supervision and interaction their attention can be kept for much longer.
This book is from Fisher-Price which is a well known and trusted brand. You can get it on Amazon for £13.45, there a couple of sellers offering lower prices but once you are factoring away the delivery charge you end up paying more.
If I'm honest I dont think the book is worth paying anymore than £10 for but with brands such as Fisher Price you often end up paying for the brand aswell as for the product!
This is a review of the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy's Animal Friends, an electronic book for babies that was released in March 2011. We were bought this book for my daughter's first birthday from a good friend and I think everyone has enjoyed playing with this toy!
I like the concept of this as it combines a toy with a book and reading is something I desperately want to encourage my daughter to do from the earliest point possible.
The front 'page' of the book (it's all made of plastic) pictures puppy and all his animal friends. On the top of the book is a wriggly book worm who makes noises when you move him at the top of the page. It varies from 'hello' to a funny whistle noise and an encouraging 'let's find some animal friends' . On the side of the book is a wheel which turns round and reads the words on the page (there's not many) and also makes animal sounds. When you turn again it also sings a song (that's a bit like a jingle for the book!).
Switch it on
When you switch the book on you get a zinging noise and then the book waits for you to do something like move the wheel or the worm. The voice reading out the book is female and just sounds exactly like Laurel off Emmerdale to me! The on switch has two settings, for volume, so you can choose medium or loud which is good if you want a quieter play option.
My daughter often picks up this book to play with and she really does seem to like it. I think it's a bit limited in how much it actually does but it keeps her happy!
This toy is really very plastic and as such is very sturdy and works well for little hands. It is bright and colourful and well made.
As it was a gift, I wasn't sure of the price but looking around, the best price is from Amazon at £14.45.
I don't think you can beat a real book and there is something a little bit lazy on the parent's behalf if they need to rely on the book to read out the short story to their child. Having said that, it does encourage independent play and is fun and encouraging to children. I'm glad to have this toy in our armoury against boredom but I would not count on it keeping my daughter entertained for more than a minute or two.
Puppy cant wait to share a story with baby! Hear the story read aloud and follow along by turning pages. Slide the bookworm to play peek-a-boo with Puppy and hear fun sounds and phrases. Roll the spinner for sing-along learning songs and animal sounds. All along the way, meet lots of friends!