Usborne Books are quality children’s books. These books which help children explore the world are all hard bound with a plush cover. The illustrations are cartoonish in nature but are still, at the same time, realistic. These are the first books by Usborne that I have really looked into and from what little I’ve seen of Usborne Books, I’m very impressed.
My son and I went sailing on a pirate ship, watching as the wind carried the ship along by puffing the sails. We found treasure aboard a treasure ship and watched as the pirates took over the ship, collecting the gold and jewels. By day canons were fired and at night the ship followed the twinkling stars under a moonlit sky.
From there my son and I traveled On the Moon. We learned about astronauts placing the flag on the moon. We pretended we could bounce as far as astronauts could when experiencing weightlessness. (I don’t jump far, if you were wondering.) We saw how astronauts collected moon rocks and took pictures for people back at home to see what the moon looks like. We viewed the earth from a distances and again paid attention to starry skies.
Lastly we explored a tumbled down old castle and imagined life back in the middle ages where kings and queens ruled the land, and knights went on heroic journeys. We watched a jester dance as a kingly banquet was thrown in celebration of a recently won victory over enemies who attempted to storm the castle walls. In short, we have fun.
These books are fabulous. I wasn’t sure my two year old would become very involved in the stories but they were perfect for him. He makes frequent requests for these stories. I wouldn’t imagine that they would hold the attention of children under the age of two but it would depend on a child’s interest in various aspects of the world around them. We enjoyed these books and would heartily recommend them.
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
These book look great!