Thursday, 10 September 2015

Spot A Lot: Vehicles Storybook and Jigsaw - Parragon Book Buddies #Review

One of my highlights of attending BritMums Live 2015 was meeting the team of Parragon Books that were looking for "Book Buddies". It is no question that we love books in our home and truly can never have too many. I was very excited when I was accepted to be a "Book Buddies" and then just waited for our first book to arrive. 

On a rainy day the end of August,  we excited to receive package from Parragon Books. Little LadyBug (LL) and Bumblebee Boy (BB) were getting a little restless being trapped inside for the day but very excited to discover we had been sent the "Spot a Lot: Vehicles Storybook and Jigsaw".
The theme of the puzzle and story written by Steve Sallman and Nicola Slater is that a delivery truck has broken down but the delivery man needs to get the parcel to the recipient by travelling over land, water and in the air. The puzzle is a drawing of the all the cars, buses, and other modes of transportation that is whizzing around the town. This book and puzzle is suggested for 3+ years and I think is very age appropriate for my 3 1/2 year old. The puzzle pieces are large enough to keep the number of pieces required to complete the photo to 36 pieces but also big enough to not be choking issue for Little Brothers/Sisters. 
The tradition in our family is start a puzzle assembling by focusing on the outside edges and then focus on the completely the centre. I thought the puzzle was a little tricky but was a great opportunity to talk about colours and do some problem solving.
Can you spot the man with the parcel in the below photo? We had fun putting the puzzle together but you can then turn the puzzle over to discover a black & white image that can be coloured in.
We then started reading the book. The story begins with the delivery man's van breaking down and now he has to take different modes of transportation. Not only are you searching for the delivering man on each page but there is always a dog to find.
Each page has instructions of items to count and items to find but there is plenty of fun items, animals, and people that you can create new questions each time you read the book together.
We read the book several times before LL went off to play but BB loved playing with the box and puzzle without her. 
Thank you Parragon Books for new book and puzzle! Looking forward to next month's book!
"Spot a Lot: Vehicles Storybook and Jigsaw"is available at: Easons, Matalan, TK Maxx and The Works.

We were sent this book as part Book Buddies Program with Parragon. All reviews are honest and my own words.
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