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The giant play and learn book

The giant play and learn book

Pascale Estellon
Novelty Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811862547

Every so often a book comes along that is perfectly designed for the child who is eager to get busy with the job of learning. This book is just such a title, and parents and caregivers will be delighted to see how the children in their care take to the activities inside.

There are six main sections in the book: shapes, doddles, "everything in its place," reading and writing, drawing and coloring, and "just for fun." In these sections children get to draw, to color, to write, and to put stickers on the pages. When stickers are called for, the directions tell the reader which stickers to use from the collection at the back of the book.

All in all there are more than 123 pages of activities in the book, and more than 250 stickers to use. Children will get hours of entertaining fun, and parents will be delighted that their young charges have such a great time learning and being creative. This book would be a terrific thing to take along on a long journey, to a doctor's office, or on a vacation.