A book that has been on my radar for a while now is the Town and Country book by Craig Shuttlewood. When I heard it had recently won the platinum Junior Design Award I jumped at the chance to take a look at the book.
The book is aimed at children aged 3+ and it is the sort of thing that Miss E in particular really enjoys. The book is split into various sections like transport, food, animals etc and each double spread consists of one side for the town and one side for the country. It’s been nice to sit across from Miss E as she takes a look at either the town or the country before turning the book around to see how things differ.
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it's been a testing day. Both D and E have been hard work and my car has been in the garage all day (and they may need it tomorrow – never ever buy a citroen. they're useless. ). I've sent D upstairs to calm down and read and E and I are looking at this beauty that arrived today
Miss E is really into books like this that give the reader a number of things to spot; she loves the challenge and is quite good at finding each thing, and persevering until she does find it. I like that his book has a glossary on each page of things to spot as well as a wealth of detail in each picture for the reader to pour over. The words are simple enough for Mr D to be able to start to sound out and recognise as he begins his reading journey.
As I mentioned in my recent post, we will be making a start on a nature curriculum in the coming weeks and I am sure we will be using this Town and Country book to compare and contrast the different parts of our locality. The children already know that the city centre has different buildings to the local village and that we often see different types of birds and animals there. This will be a great addition to our bookshelf as we embark on the nature study programme.
This is a fab book and one that Miss E has taken out a number of times to quietly pour over. She will come to me and point out something she has seen – and there is plenty to see and spot thanks to the fun filled pages that are bright and engaging and packed full of detail.
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