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Apr 11 2019

Peppa's muddy festival: a lift-the-flap book

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Peppa Pig series. Ladybird Books, 2019. ISBN 9780241375884.
(Age: 1-4) Recommended for fans of Peppa Pig. Any parent who has a child obsessed with Peppa Pig will welcome this sturdy board book with lift the flaps, just right for small fingers. In Peppa's muddy festival, the family is off to a children's festival where they anticipate having lots of fun. But Mummy Pig is a bit worried that it will rain and the ground will become very muddy. Not so Peppa Pig, who loves muddy puddles.
Very bold and vivid colours bring the children's festival to life. Each activity has a flap to lift and children will have fun guessing what is under each one, often ones that are not expected. The family's overnight stay in a tiny tent is fun, but not as exotic as the glamping that Suzy Sheep's family experiences or the joy of finding that it has rained overnight and the ground has been turned to mud. The expressions on the faces of the little animals as they make mud castles and jump in muddy puddles are exquisite.
Warning, after reading this book to youngsters, it will be hard to keep them out of puddles!
Pat Pledger

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