Where were you when you read the book?
At 18 months old we haven’t really introduced Talia to Space related games, books, toys or TV shows. I wasn’t sure if this book would hold her attention and also wasn’t sure if she would get bored quickly. She has other DK Peakaboo books and is used to the concept so was keen to try it out. I aim to read with her every morning in our pyjamas. The main bulk of her book collection is in the lounge with her toys.
What did you / your child enjoy about the book?
The main characters are Daisy and Danny, I thought it was a great idea to have a girl and boy as main characters to keep both sex’s interested. Talia didn’t know what a rocket was but liked the countdown from 10-0 and lift off…
Once in space the backgrounds of the pages turn black which again is a new experience for Talia as most of her books have white backgrounds. She seemed to stay interested especially as she recognised starts in the sky, something we have recently pointed out to her being summer and having clearer skies at night.
Any Surprises / Feedback?
Rilo the robot was a hit, She has seen many robots on Baby TV and thought he was funny. A close second were the aliens on their spaceship, which got a little giggle.
I don’t think she understood the story and the book hasn’t been re-read as many times as some of her other Pop-Up books have. As she gets a bit older and recognises more things to do with the night sky, moon, aliens, planets, rockets and stars I think we will return to the book and see how she interacts with it.
Being a pop-up she enjoyed seeing what was behind each flap and trying to pull the pop-ups closer. I did worry about damaging the book as the pop-ups are delicate especially as Talia can be heavy handed like most excited children from time to time.