Miss E is a BIG fan of the search and find style books – think Where’s Wally and that’s the sort of thing that she enjoys. She is very good at them – she has a lot of patience for sitting and looking through the pages and I often find her sat pouring over a book looking at the details to find that one tiny thing.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of our recent favourites – mostly new releases but one or two older ones in there as well.
The Migloo books by William Bee (Migloo’s Day and Migloo’s Weekend) have been firm favourties of Miss E’s for some time now. They really are great books and they follow Migloo (a dog) on adventures throughout the book. They are wonderfully illustrated, with stacks of detail in the pages and lots of things to find – including Migloo on each page. There is a lot to make little ones giggle and I think these will be firm favourties from some time to come.
A new one that we have been enjoying is the lovely Look for Ladybird in Plant City. This has a lovely story of Daisy and Detective Basil who are on the hunt for Daisy’s pet ladybird. There are ten areas of the city to explore – looking for the ladybird in each one. There’s an awful lot going on in each scene and the colours are wonderful – each page taking a different palate of colours. The reader is also invited to search for those things that are written in capital letters – many of which are funny things for little ones to hunt out.
Find me: A Hide and Seek Book is so good that Miss E immediately whisked this off to her grandparents and I haven’t seen it since – only their favourties books go with them to share with their grandparents so this must be much approved by her! This is a very stunning book – it’s a large bright red book with two wide eyes cut out from the cover. There are two characters in the book that play hide and seek – all the way through eleven beautiful scenes. The characters change colours as they travel through the book – adding a little bit more challenge and intrigue!
A book I have been enjoying with all three children (and those are becoming more a rarity these days as Mr D craves factual books and Mr H is mroe heavy handed so enjoys tactile books instead) is the ever so stylish One Hundred Things to Spot. This is from Wide Eyed Editions (who regular readers will know is my favourite publisher). I like that this book introduce key concepts and words and things like shape and size as well as opposites. It’s a lovely book and the children have enjoyed sharing this and looking for the cat and mouse on each page.
Finally, the Dinosaur Detectives Search-and-Find Rescue Mission has been a hit with Miss E. The dinosaur detective travsl in seach of lost animals and there are a range of destinations he takes you to. The drawigs are incredibly detailed and they’ve kept the children entertained for a while. We like the jungle page here and it’s lovely to hear the children chattering away as they look at what they can spy.
Please note I was sent some of these books in exchange for a review. These are all books that my children have enjoyed.