Thursday, 24 January 2013
The Shape Song Swingalong - Barefoot Books - Review
Following on from my review last week of The Kite Princess, I have another book review here for a book that I would really, really recommend! It's called The Shape Song Swingalong and until I listened and watched the book 'sung' on the accompanying CD, I didn't really 'get it'. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautifully illustrated book, wonderfully bright and engaging. For Noah's age there are so many shapes to spot (he's well into shapes - his favourite being triangle - always points them out!) and it's all about drawing and the shapes that we come across everyday. I didn't think it would be a winner for Isla until that is we played the CD and then I got it! The book works best with the CD - the melody of the song is lovely and really catchy - you can't help but sing along, I defy you not to randomly sing 'line, line, circle, circle, square, square, square, square, triangle, triangle'! The illustrations from the book become a moving animation and it's so fun. I have to say all that as I feel like you could easily miss the point of this book unless you get that disk out and play it alongside looking at the book, it really does bring it alive.
If you're looking for a great gift for a pre-schooler I would recommend this book as it's really fun and educational to boot! Here's the video on YouTube of The Shape song Swingalong - enjoy!
The Shape Song Swingalong is available from Barefoot Books from £6.99
We were sent this book for free, all opinions are our own. Thank you for the opportunity Barefoot Books, we've enjoyed discovering these new titles!