Books and reading, whether reading to your child or reading with them, are very important to a child’s development – helping with speech and language along among other things. Not only does reading help improve speech, language and understanding but is also a great way to spend quality time with the children, especially at bedtime.
We are always delighted when we receive new books to read and review. This time we received the picture book I, Pod, written by Rebecca Lisle and illustrated by Richard Watson, the third book in this award-winning Stone Age series (Stone Underpants, Game of Stones), published by Maverick Books.
In this third instalment of the award-winning series we see Pod (a Stone Age boy who loves to invent things) continue his adventures when asked to babysit little Nim. To entertain her he first tries to teach her how to say his name. When that fails, he builds her a swing, but this soon goes wrong and puts Nim in all sorts of dangers and could land Pod in a whole lot of trouble!
Overall, we loved reading I, Pod. It is a delightful little story that sees adventures with Pod’s attempts at teaching a baby to talk and his invention go wrong which leads him and Nim through dangers such as a terrible green snapper, a sabre-tooth tiger, a big beaky eagle, a waterfall and a baby mammoth! And Nim soon learns exactly where to point the blame!
This 32-page book is beautifully illustrated with bright, bold and eye-catching images that certainly grab the little ones attention and do a perfect job of telling the story. It is easy to read and the perfect length for a bedtime story.
An excellent continuation in the Stone Age series filled with plenty of Stone Age humour that keeps the attention of the young reader. The text is a good size for younger readers to read properly (and no cursive fonts to confuse our little young readers).
A fun, entertaining story with attention grabbing illustrations.
RRP: £7.99 (Paperback)