Peep inside animal homes – what we’re reading

IMG_8424I spotted this book in the library and although Poppet, at 10 months, is too young to really appreciate this book, it found its way home with us anyway.

IMG_8441I fell in love with the beautiful illustrations and I’m a sucker for lift the flap books (well any clever, interactive children’s books really). The illustrations are so detailed and I love all the cut out bits that use something on the next page as part of the illustration on the current page. Every time I pick it up I notice something new.

IMG_8452The book teaches children about animal habitats; from farms to woodlands and deserts to snow. Without even realising, young readers will learn about where animals live and other details such as tadpoles grow in to frogs and bees live in hives and make honey.

animal houses

Click on the image to enlarge and really appreciate the detail

For the moment, I am reading it to Poppet and pointing things out in the pictures. She is enjoying lifting the flaps and turning the chunky pages. I will be buying a copy for my daughter when she is a bit older and I look forward to helping her learn about animals through this book.

I am linking up this week with Carie at Space for the butterflies and Damson lane. Please do pop other to their blogs by clicking on the buttons below to link up what you’ve been reading with your children or to get some ideas.

Space for the Butterflies: What We're Reading
Damson Lane
300 picture book challenge
Another slow week this week for reading new books but Poppet was sick from Friday afternoon onwards. As always you can find the full list of what we have read so far (and a brief review of each) on my pinterest board.
Untitled-2Number of new books this week – 3
Total number of books read this year – 87/300

Leave a comment

  1. March 12, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Usborne books are always so beautiful – I must remember to get some more for us!

  2. March 12, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Lovely books. We love usborne, especially their ‘thats not my…’ Books and their craft books!

    • March 13, 2014 / 10:59 am

      I forgot the the ‘that’s not my..’ were usborne! Ashamed to say we do not own one yet! Must rectify soon.

  3. March 12, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    I have noticed these stories in our local book shop. They also seem to do a series for older children called ‘Look Inside’ and they also look great. Usbourne always deliver o great, interesting and beautiful books for children and I would love to add these to our collection. Thank you so much for joining in with #kidsbookaweek

    • March 13, 2014 / 11:00 am

      I spotted a zoo version similar to this one too. You are welcome.

  4. March 13, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Usbourne seem to come up with just the most genius lift the flap books don’t they! We’ve got the zoo version, which is so well loved that it’s actually in the pile for a little sticking and gluing repair time before it can be restored to Elma’s loving clutches!

    • March 19, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      The zoo version looks good too. I love that you have a pile for mending!

  5. March 13, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    That looks like a beautiful book. My animal mad three year old would love it I think.

  6. March 16, 2014 / 9:53 am

    We have a much older copy of this book which doesn’t include as many ‘homes’ it looks like it has been updated and much improved!

    • March 19, 2014 / 8:32 pm

      That’s interesting that there is an older, simpler version. I do love this new version.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.