Ameli loves books. She will sit down and read a book (i.e. look at the pictures), up side down, right way round, wrong way round, she doesn’t mind. I have a large array of books for her, and although she’s had her own library card since she was three months we still love buying books.Â Of course, then, it stands to reason that I would jump at the opportunity to review books, so when Kids IQ Books asked me I was happy to oblige. Except for one little thing…
I’m on an extended visit to South Africa at the moment. So what’s a girl to do?Â Well, rope in her friends, of course. My friend Maggy from Red Ted Art is an huge book lover and has the best knack for combining reading and art I’ve ever come across, and made a natural fit for this review. Here are Maggy’s views on the KIDS IQ Books.
Hi, I am Maggy from over at Red Ted Art, a book and craft blog that I run with the help of my three year old son Red Ted and his little one year old sister Pip Squeak. As Luschka is currently not actually in the country, I am lucky enough to do some reviews on
her behalf â€“ it is very important to Luschka that products etc are actually â€œseenâ€ and tested before they appear on her blog!
Luschka also knows that we at Red Ted Art ADORE books. So when Kids IQ Books asked for a book review, she knew we would love to take a look!
We picked two little pocket book sets: “On the Move” and “Little Miss” . They arrived 2.5hours ago and currently Red Ted is asleep in his bed with both sets. Do I really need to go on writing this review?!?! Oh go on then.
Well, they are lovely little sets. I did actually know that these would go down a treat, as we have a couple of other pocket book sets and Red Ted loves them. I thought it would be nice to have some new ones for Pip Squeak to â€œownâ€ and love. Why are they so appealing:
- The children LOVE putting them into and out of the box
- They are bright, colourful and simple stories for them to follow (You cannot go wrong with Little Miss books and the On The Move book is great for children that like vehicles â€“ telling us all about tractors and speedy motorbikes etc)
- You have a mini 6 piece puzzle â€“ if you put all the books face down they make a picture
- They are handy little people size (Pip Squeak didn’t want to let go of her book and I had to almost wrestle it off her)
- They are sturdy cardboard books, so should be able to survive some knocking!
Very sweet. My only â€œbutâ€, is that they don’t contain â€œproper storiesâ€ and the Little Miss books seem to end a little abruptly. But they are only small books and it wouldn’t really work to overload them with text.
Overall: a big thumbs up! Thank you for letting us review them.
Well, don’t they sound lovely! I’m hoping Maggy will do a book exchange with us on our return, so we can see if we love them as much too!
Kids IQ Books specialise in children’s books at discounted prices, with the aim of helping children’s learning and development by providing educational books which support the UK Curriculum. Kids IQ Books also try to provide information regarding the education system and point parents in the direction of other sources of information.
If you’d like to see for yourself, Kids IQ Books are giving Diary of a First Child readers the chance to win both “On the Move” and “Little Miss” for yourselves.Â In order to be in with a chance to win, pop on over to Kids IQ Books, have a look around, then come back here and tell me what your favourite stories from their collection are.
The competition closes at noon, on 22 November and the winner will be randomly drawn using Random.org. The winner must respond within two weeks or a new winner will be drawn.
And the winner is….
Andrea K – thank you everyone for entering!