When Suziew asked me if I would like to review a second of her children’s books I immediately said that I would, as I was impressed by the previous one she sent me, Things Evie eats.
This time the book she sent is titled Better buckle up. It is a brightly coloured paperback suitable for toddlers and preschool aged children.
The book tells the story of Ollie, who doesn’t want to sit in his car seat or wear his seat belt, the tale is told in a way which young children can relate to. The illustrations by plainsightVFX are brightly coloured which will enable parents and carers to assist their children in learning the names of different colours.
After a little persuasion Ollie’s mum convinces him that sitting in his car seat and wearing a seat belt is the right thing to do.
I wish that this book had been around when my youngest son was small, as when he was around a year or so, he learned how to undo the straps on his car seat and would climb out of it. This alarmed me and I remember going into a baby shop and asking if they stocked a device which would prevent him from doing this, the assistant implied that it was down to parent supervision and made me feel that I was a failure as a mother. I think that reading this together would really have helped.
Better buckle up is written by Suziew, it is published by Beresford Publishing House and retails at £6.50.
I would defiantly recommend this book to parents, grandparents and carers, as it can be read and enjoyed time after time. The text is also printed in a way which will encourage early readers to have a try at reading it themselves.
Disclosure: I was gifted this book for the purpose of the review, but all opinions are my own.
As always questions/comments are welcome.