Thursday, 17 December 2009

Usborne Christmas Eve

We have reviewed a few Christmas books this week, but now it's time for a book that will appeal to babies. We LOVE Usborne Touchy-Feely Christmas Eve. It's written by Fiona Watt and illustrated by Rachel Wells.

It's Christmas Eve and Santa's little mice are planning a big surprise for him. So turn each page and let the babies enjoy the sensory experience.

Straight away we knew that this was going to be a book that appealed to little ones, as the woolly mice hair and baubles on the front cover made us grown-ups want to pick the book up and stroke it. Apart from fluffy hair there is also the glistening holograms on the bauble on the front cover; all very eye catching!

Another bonus about this book is that you don't have to worry about babies hurting themselves on sharp corners as the corners have been rounded. Pages made out of sturdy board ensure that babies can't rip the pages.

Cute characters and interesting textures will get everyone oohing and ahhing.

I just wish I had some little helpful mice in my house. They even put Santa's decorations on the tree for him. There's lots of glistening baubles to marvel at and woolly hats to stroke.

Those adorable little mice hanging paper chains, holly and stockings.
As you can see from the photos everything has different textures and the bright colours hold babies interest.

Textured material for the holly and a woolly nose for the reindeer.

A big glistening present, and I just love the furry teddy bear tummy.

More interesting surfaces to explore for babies.

I haven't photographed the last page but beside all the interesting touchy feely bits to explore, all the mice decide to hide from Santa. So it makes an additional joy for little ones to be able to spot all the mice on the two pages.
A really enjoyable Christmas book for babies and toddlers!

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