Town & Country : A Turnaround Book (& Giveaway)

Town & Country : A Turnaround Book (& Giveaway)

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.

town and country craig shuttlewood

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.

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.

town and country craig shuttlewood

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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I am offering my readers the chance to win a copy of Town and Country by Craig Shuttlewood. To be in with a chance to win one of two copies, please complete the rafflecopter below.

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  1. 17th August 2017 / 08:40

    What a lovely book and a great way of teaching children about the difference between town and country – fab giveaway too!

  2. 17th August 2017 / 11:32

    That looks like a lovely book. And a great way to compare towns to the countryside for children.

  3. 17th August 2017 / 15:28

    Sounds like such a good book to keep kids minds active and thinking x

  4. 17th August 2017 / 20:33

    What a lovely book. I love kids books that are so beautifully illustrated and well thought out! Someone will be lucky to win that!

  5. 18th August 2017 / 09:21

    Think my son would adore this book. He loves looking at pictures of food but it’s actually hard to find books like this. Have entered! Awesome giveaway so fingers very much crossed!

  6. 18th August 2017 / 14:29

    That looks like a fun and cute book! I’m glad little ones enjoy it. My kids are older so I won’t be entering the giveaway but best of luck to all who enter:-)

  7. 18th August 2017 / 21:23

    What a lovely book and a great way to talk about the differences between cities, towns and villages. My two would love reading this.

  8. 19th August 2017 / 07:57

    I love reading to the kids and this book looks like a good read. I love the cover.

  9. 19th August 2017 / 15:18

    The illustrations are beautiful. I love books like these for children where there is always something new to discover in the pictures. Makes the book enjoyable over and over again.

  10. 2nd September 2017 / 15:42

    What a lovely book. I love this, as we live in the city and my in-laws are about as country as you can get with tractors in their back yard and lots of farm land for miles around. So this would be amazing for my youngest and be able to spot the differences when we visit.

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