Book Review: Snug as a Bug by Tamsyn Murray and Judi Abbot

Snug as a bug is a lovely book, it feels nice, looks nice and has some lovely funny rhyming text. It’s all about a little boy called George who has to decide how he would like to feel on a day out at the park with his mum.

The thing we liked about it was the way that it introduces numbers to quite small kids; the text counts forwards as well as backwards. The illustrations are bright, colourful and the book is printed on nice paper which makes it a really nice little book to read to the kids.

Following reading this book (about 100 times) we have been doing lots of our own drawings related to the story; getting the kids to think of animals and then things that rhyme with the words and then drawing their ideas. Six Sizzling goats in red overcoats is indeed an inspiration to three year old art and literature based activities. I think this sort of book is invaluable for little ones as it does cover so many bases in terms of the types of concepts you want to subtly start introducing the kids to; counting, rhyming/ alliteration, empathy and imagination.

You can find out more about Snug as a Bug and order a copy from 31st Jan from the Simon and Schuster website, be warned there are loads of brilliant books on there..

Product Details
Simon & Schuster UK, January 2013
Hardcover, 32 pages
ISBN-10: 0857071084
ISBN-13: 9780857071088

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