This imaginative adventure between a medley of different creatures and a small child begs to be celebrated through song and dance, whether solo, with a baby or a whole class! Each spread is devoted to a mini adventure, boldly illustrated in appealing style. The rhythmical, rhyming text is clear, very large, with key words in bold. Singing along to a simple 4 x 4 melody like ‘Twinkle, twinkle little star’ enhances the fun of the book.
‘I know a giraffe and we laugh and laugh, blowing hundreds of bubbles when we take a bath.’ There is often engaging eye contact between enormous animal and child, increasing the reality of the game. This serves to emphasise the vital role of imaginative play in a small child’s life. Bedtime arrives, and the whole menagerie of friends troops upstairs, for the characters are in fact the child’s soft toys. Creative play at its best, written and illustrated with exuberant delight.