ABC: A walk in the countryside by Rosalind Beardshaw

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Published by Nosy Crow, 2016.

This book has been created as part of a series for the National Trust.

This is a gorgeous board book. Two young children explore the British countryside together. They lie in the long grass, splash in puddles, fly a kite, and sail toy boats on a river. Their walk takes them through fields and woods, alongside rivers and up hills.ย There’s so much to look at on each page. This is visual storytelling at its best.

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The illustrations are beautiful. The two children are super cute and it’s nice to see a redhead as a main character (I’m biased because it looks like my baby son might be a redhead!). ย I especially liked the patchwork/collage effect that Rosalind Beardshaw has used for the leaves, petals and stems of plants.

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Then of course there’s the added bonus that this is an alphabet book. Each double page spread covers two letters of the alphabet. It’s a lovely way to introduce letters and sounds at an early age and I liked how there was both the lower and upper case version of each letter.

The production values are really high too: lovely thick pages with rounded corners, a child friendly font and rich, vibrant colours.

This is definitely a book to treasure and one which celebrates the wonder of the natural world.

Rating: ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Suitable from birth.

Thank you to Nosy Crow for sending me this book to review.

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