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Pairs! Underwater, 978-1847808820
Young children love spotting things in the natural world and will enjoy the first two books in this ‘lift the flap’ series. The die-cut flaps on each spread are, like the pages, made of strong cardboard robust enough to stand up to a lot of use. Each spread provides a task – to spot the odd one out. The pages are alive with colour: Lorna Scobie uses ink pens, watercolours and coloured pencils to achieve her distinctive style. In each book creatures are shown in their environment, so In the Garden which covers snails, grasshoppers, caterpillars, beetles and butterflies shows flowers, plants and small animals while Underwater, about seahorses, turtles, starfish, squid and fish, shows a watery habitat with seaweed, sand and barnacles. Children will develop their observation abilities in an enjoyable way and they will soon start to join in when the sharing adult recites the jolly rhymes which introduce each spread.