Title: Baby’s Very First Faces
Author: Campbell Books
Illustrator: Jo Lodge
This colourful, crunchy cloth book offers a range of sensory experiences whilst introducing babies to the familiar faces of Mummy, Daddy and Baby.
Jo has created simple and bold images that babies will love. For newborns, the high-contrast and crinkly-sounding pages will grab their attention. Then, as they get older, they will enjoy you pointing out the different patterns and shapes.
With three lovely pages, I feel it is best to let my two-month-old decide the best spread in this one. And the winner is… Daddy! (Note: this could just mean that – even at only two months old – my daughter is already a daddy’s girl!)
Coming in a nice gift box, this would make a lovely present for a newborn. I particularly liked that it has a Velcro handle so you can strap it onto a pram or car seat – very practical! And like any sensory book for babies – it wouldn’t be complete without a mirror to catch those smiles!
Publisher: Campbell Books, Macmillan
Publication date: 20 February 2020
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.