#Review - How Do You Do, Mr Gnu? by Billy Coughlan
About the book
I always enjoy reading books with my children, it's lovely to get all cosy and settled especially with a new book. As soon as my children saw that I had received a book in the post they couldn't wait for me to open it. Then when they saw the cover they instantly wanted me to read it to them.
So what did we think...
First of all the fun illustrations definitely pop out of the pages. They are big, bright & colourful. My children found them engaging as they spoke about the animals and people that Mr Gnu meets as he travels around London. The story had short sentences that had a good mix of short words along with a selection of longer words. It was lovely for my little boy who is four to see new words that he could learn and for me to explain their meaning.
I loved the sounds that feature in this book especially as they interested my little girl who is two. There are different animals that Mr Gnu meets and both of my children had fun imitating the noises!
As we had been to London last year this was the perfect book to capture their attention and imagination. As I read we talked about the various places in the book that we had visited and about Mr Gnu himself.
The story is a good length and kept both of my little ones attention which can be difficult at times. As soon as I finished reading before I even closed the book my little girl was saying again, again!
A fun & enjoyable story that entertained both of my children!
Thank you to Boolino & Maverick Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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