What is it
This bright and bold, high-contrast fold-out board book can be propped up to play on the floor.
On one side of this frieze you and your baby will meet a host of friendly animal characters off on a train journey. On the other side, the animals are doing all sort of fun activities – from hula-hooping cats to skiing foxes! – making babies react with delight.
What our team of testers said
"A lovely, well illustrated book." - Mum of a 7 month old
"I like how the book opens out into a long train." - Carer of a 1 year old
- Strengthens gross motor skills
- Stimulates baby's eyesight
- Teaches baby early reading skills
What our experts think
An eye-catching book that is beautifully illustrated. The pictures and contrasting colours caught the attention of our little testers and proved a big hit with their carers. High-contrast colours, shapes and patterns like this are great for babies as they give them something simple to focus on and interact with as their eyesight develops, also promoting early colour and shape recognition.
We liked the way the book folded out into a train (making it perfect for baby to look at during tummy time.) Spending time on their tummies is important for babies as it helps to strengthen muscles in the back and neck. However, this feature did make it harder for older children to sit down and read it – they wanted to use it as a train and drag it along (this did lead to us losing a page!) With regard to our older testers, they started to follow the story and talk about the characters. These early reading skills are important and set the foundations for learning to read.
- RRP: £5.99
- Brands: Pat-a-Cake books
- No batteries required
- Product Type(s): Books
- Types of skills developed: Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Core stability & balance
Gross motor skills
Learning to read
Learning to talk
Listening and attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills