You may have spotted a gorgeous book that I shared on my Instagram recently – the beautiful Labyrinth by Theo Guignard. This stunner of a book was published earlier this month and I have to say that it’s been a real hit with Mr D.
As you would expect from any book published under the Wide Eyed Editions imprint, this is a seriously stylish book. To say Mr D has been immersed in this is an understatement. I have left it out in easy reach and when I have had that moment of panic and realised that things are very quiet in the house it has been because he is pouring over this book, looking to work out which way to travel around the maze.
This is a large square book so it’s great for laying out flat; it makes it accessible for families to solve together but also early learners to get involved in too. I love big books like this as they are so tactile and mean that both the children (and Mr H in due course) can pour over them together.
There is so much to see on each page, and once you have managed to guide your way through the maze there are some other things to look out for – some of them are fiendishly difficult to find and if I’m honest there are a couple I’ve yet to find!
There are 14 mazes in this book and around 70 things to spot along the way. There are palaces, beaches and cities to weave your way around; each scene packed with colour and interest.
I think this book is probably the winner so far this year for Mr D – he has been enjoying mazes and they are great for developing logical thinking skills and memory of which routes didn’t work as he returns to the beginning.
The illustrations are brilliant, with lots to look at and the use of perspective to bring the pictures to life is superb. We have had this a couple of weeks now and we haven’t looked at all the mazes yet – instead each being drawn to our favourite ones. Mr D likes the ones he can do, Miss E likes those that she can spot and talk about various things on, and I like some of the more difficult ones; the ones that require just a little more concentration.
A seriously impressive book that is sure to delight and one I think we will be enjoying for a long time to come.