Not many of you will know that I
was am a massive book reader. I’ve been a book worm from a very young age when I used to read to my mum and nan. I used to get super excited when the mobile book library would come to school. However my husband is dyslectic and has not read any books. He gets very frustrated as he can’t read many words so he doesn’t read unless he has too.
I brought Tia her first books before she was even born, room on a broom, one Ted fell off the bed and the hungry catapiller. I knew I wanted to read to our baby from a young age, she got her first board book aged 8 weeks and she loved it! It was full of spots and dots and was a black and white book.
So when I heard about Parragon books book buddy scheme I jumped at the chance to take part. We received our first book recently called “Thank you for being my friend” which can be purchased
It came as part of a set with a soft toy called “Cleo”
It came in a reusable box with the book and a small soft horse toy called Cleo. I love that it comes in a box, it makes it a great choice for a Christmas present for all book loving tots. The book is a nice size, not too long which is good as we all know toddlers have the attention span of knats! Whilst reading the book, I did the actions with the soft toy which seemed to really capture Tia’s imagination. It’s the first time a book has been brought alive for her and she loved it. It’s paper pages so I don’t keep it with her other board books, however she knows where it lives and points at it everyday for me to read. The story is about a little horse called Cleo who finds herself in a new bedroom in the dark after unwrapping herself from the paper she was in. She’s scared of the dark and all the scary noises and shapes she discovers whilst trying to find someone. She finds many monsters on her travels until she finally finds someone who’s not a monster and becomes a friend. It’s a lovely story, and one we will be re-reading for a long time to come. The illustrations are eye catching and colourful, Tia loves ducks and enjoys pointing out the pictures of them.
This is a super sweet story that’s easy to read and is loved by my 15 month old. I would happily give this as a gift, it looks fab in the box .
Disclaimer. We received this set to review as part of the book buddy scheme. All words and photos are my own.