Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle - Review and Giveaway

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We love receiving books to review and recently had a very exciting delivery from Campbell Books, a newly relaunched imprint of Macmillan Children's Books. Inspired by, and featuring, the books of Rod Campbell (the writer of Dear Zoo and the Buster series of books) they publish books aimed at the youngest readers, pre-school children, with a view to giving them and their parents the perfect books to stimulate their imaginations and help them to learn.

We received 'Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle' which is described as 'a Counting Sound Book'. Axel Scheffler is immediately familiar as the illustrator of books like 'The Gruffalo' and 'Stick Man' with Julia Donaldson. We're huge fans of his artwork so I was sure that Bud would enjoy it.

Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle from Campbell Books Cover

The large board book is aimed at children aged three and over and features a sound bar along one side with six different sounds to press. As you read through the book you will see square symbols which match the illustrations on the sound bar and tell your child when to press each sound.

This book is essentially a number poem, and rythmically takes you through the jungle talking about each group of animals. I love to read rhyming books aloud and Bud and Little Miss always enjoy the rhythm of the words. I often find that Bud very quickly memorises books like this and can often hear him chanting the numbers to himself when he's playing.

It really is a beautifully illustrated book and each of the ten pages is packed with lively detail. The final double page recaps all of the animals and invites children to use the sound buttons or make their own noises for each one. The sound buttons are great fun, especially the monkey button as it plays a little theme tune for the whole book.

Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle from Campbell Books Close Up Detail

We have really enjoyed Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle. It's a really fun, engaging book which is a huge hit with Bud as he loves animals so much. He loves to look at the book on his own, and to have it read to him and, with the sound symbols, he can even show it to his little sister and press the correct buttons going through the book.

Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle from Campbell Books Reading with Daddy

If jungle animals aren't your favourite then there is also a Noisy Farm book to investigate.  I'm very impressed with out first experience of Campbell Books and we are looking forward to seeing what else is coming from the imprint this year.

Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle is available from all good book sellers, including  Amazon.

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