Book of the Month – April 2020

My Book of the Month for April 2020 is Flip Flap Pets by Axel Scheffler. This was a gift for my little girl’s 2nd birthday and she absolutely loves it.

I’ve always been a big fan of Axel Scheffler’s illustration style. You may recognise it from some of Julia Donaldson’s books, including Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo.

The book is filled with all your favourite pets, but you’re able to mix them all up and create some rather strange creatures. What do you get if you mix a tortoise with a cat? A tortat of course!

The text that accompanies each image is written in rhyme and describes the animals, what they look like and what they do. My little ones loves turning the pages to see what funny creatures will appear, so much so that I have to read super quickly before her little hands get there.

Lots of fun, lots of giggles and your children can learn a bit about animals too. Also in the series are Flip Flap Farm, Flip Flap Jungle, Flip Flap Safari and Flip Flap Dinosaurs, to name a few. We will definitely be getting more.

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