Baby touch : Opposites by Ladybird

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Illus. by Lemon Ribbon Studio. Ladybird, 2020. ISBN: 9780241427408. 10pp.
(Age: 0+) A bright colourful touch-and-feel book, Opposites is sure to make any baby happy as they explore the vivid pictures and find the areas that they can touch and feel. Right from the front cover, which has a touch-and-feel pale blue felt circle, the young child will have a sensory experience. They will be able to feel the fur on the dog and giraffe, the cut-outs and corrugated cardboard on the balloon and car, the soft texture on the elephant, the rough on the snail and feel and see the iridescent purple of the fish. At the same time, they will begin to learn new words: short and tall, up and down, big and small, above and below, slow and fast.
The colours of this very sturdy board book are gorgeous; the animals all have smiles on their faces, and I loved the little baby soaring up in a balloon, while a monkey drives a car.
Babies are going to love exploring the textures and parents will have fun talking about the things that are opposite to each other.
Pat Pledger