Although I was a little surprised to receive this book, I did find it to be a really good idea. I wound up reading it with my nephew, who’s two… although it was less reading and more encouraging him to sound out the words, which he did with great enthusiasm with ‘Wa’.
While it was good to get pictures and names for the characters to begin with, I felt that, even for very young readers, there could have been a lot more detail. It was good to have the visual clues that I could point to for my nephew to look at… but by the time we got to the past couple of pages, he seemed to be getting a bit bored and wanted to read another book.
I think this is a good book for much younger readers, but it could contain a lot more words for younger children to learn, rather than just showing one word per book. It did succeed in getting my nephew to speak along, but I don’t think he was able to make the connection in putting the two sounds together.
Using the child characters to teach the words is good, but I feel it could have been expanded a lot more in length and in storyline… though the illustrations work really well and are very clear and simple.