Thursday, September 20, 2012

A new boardbook from Harper Collins


Mangu & Ma by Megan Bowers-Vette, HarperCollins NZ

This is the first title in an intended series of sturdy board books for babies (0 to 2 years). The subtitle on the cover is: A real-life first-focus book for little Kiwis. It consists of (mainly) black and white high-quality photographs of kiwiana and other interestingly-shaped objects. So we have pictures of shells, flowers, china sheep, piano keys, buttons, stones, etc. The photographer is a New Zealander, and she suggests that the series of books are used to improve concentration and eye focus in babies. There is a hole in the spine so the book can be attached to a pushchair or playpen.

ISBN 978 1 86950 995 8 RRP $14.99
Reviewed by Lorraine Orman

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