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This sturdy, colourful board book is the ideal way to introduce babies
and toddlers to their first words. Since its publication in
September 2008, the story of Stick Man's courageous journey back
to his family tree has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands
of children. Now Stick Man is back, to help his youngest
fans learn their first words - with numbers, colours, animal sounds
and more!

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5th January '17
I read it to AIHogan aged 1 aged 1
Stick Man's First Words 9781407137353
4 stars
This board book introduces and develops a range of vocabulary, centred around the Stick Man story.
The book is split into sections and each has it's own tab - which is an accessible way of helping very little hands to turn the pages.

The six different sections focuses on numbers; colours; vocabulary (a beach scene); animal noises; vocabulary (a snow scene) and opposites. 

I particularly like the inclusion of the two scenes from the original story as it's a brilliant way of introducing and expanding vocabulary as well as providing an exercise for developing expressive language. These two are my favourite sections; my toddler enjoys examining the pictures and asking what every tiny thing is. 

The numbers section includes 1 - 5 with an illustration for each to demonstrate value; it's nice enough but doesn't offer anything very different from other counting books. The colours section demonstrates red; yellow; green; blue; purple and orange using a combination of coloured back-ground, an illustration and text. Again, it doesn't offer anything new. The animals sounds section shows the sounds of a duck; cat; frog; sheep and horse using text and a drawing - my toddler particular enjoys this section and loves shouting the noises as loud as she can! 

It's similar premise to the "My First Gruffalo" board book collection - only with some additional bits (the scenes to talk about) and the content is within one volume.

The board book is very chunky and seems very durable. The illustrations are stunning: big, bright and bold - they are very eye-catching for little ones.

If you already own the My First Gruffalo 4-book set and a copy of Stick Man, I wouldn't bother with this as you will have the same content by using the 4 Gruffalo books and simply using the illustrations in Stick Man (or any other book, for that matter!) If you don't have the little bits books and are looking for a book to introduce basic vocabulary - then this is ideal; especially for little fans of Stick Man.
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