The Wiggleshave been entertaining children for fifteen years and to celebrate this anniversary ABC Books have released three new Wiggles book titles for preschoolers.
The Wiggly birthday Fun Book is an A4 sized, sixty four page activity book filled with fun and educational activities. As well as colouring, cutting and pasting, there are early literacy and numeracy activities and stories to read.
Splish Splash Big Red Boat is a picture story book recounting The Wiggles’ day out aboard the Big Red Boat. featuring the Wiggles friends, including Dorothy Dinosaur and Wags the Dog and illustrated using colour photography and colour borders with bubble features, this is a visually appealing offering.
Wake Up, Jeff is a board book format offering, incorporating a built in plastic clock for children to learn basic time telling skills as they read the simple story of the Wiggles’ efforts to keep Jeff awake for their concert.
Whilst these are unashamedly merchandising tools rather than offerings of literature, they are sure to appeal to littlies from toddler to school age and do have some educational merit. My five year old loves the clock in Wake Up, Jeff and surprised me by accurately reading the kitchen clock at 10 o’clock one morning.
Plenty of Wiggly fun.
The Wiggly birthday Fun Book, Splish Splash Big Red Boat and Wake Up, Jeff
ABC Books, 2006