Follow me around the world: maze book by Roger Priddy

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Priddy Books, 2018. ISBN 9781783416653
(Age: Pre-schol) Highy recommended. Follow me around the world: maze book is a colourful book that encourages interaction from the young reader through cut out/tactile mazes on every page. Each page in this book follows the journey of the main character Fox, who is travelling the world, discovering major icons and meeting new friends along the way.
I gave this book to my 3 year old for bedtime reading, and although I initially thought that it may be too young for her, she engaged in both the trailing through the mazes and also the text. She loved adding to the animal friend list and finding them on each page, and also playing 'Spot Fox' within the beautiful illustrations.
This book is from the Follow Me series by Roger Priddy, whose books are amazing tools for young children. I can see this book (and others from the series) being used in so many ways with children of a multitude of ages. The three areas of focus in this book (as stated on the back cover - another tick for publisher Priddy Books!) are encourages imagination, problem solving and hand-eye coordination. All of these areas are extremely important to young readers and to be able to seamlessly weave them into a reading experience gets a big thumbs up from me. I also really enjoyed the interaction between parent and child that it facilitated. The illustrations are colourful and fun, leading to discussions about animals and landmarks, but also about the characters and what they were doing.
Lastly, this is very robust book which is great for young hands and would make an excellent book for travelling. The wipe able pages are a well-received added bonus! 5 out of 5.
Lauren Fountain