Title: Zayn & Zoey – The world of birds
Author and Publisher: Zayn & Zoey Books (CURIOUS CONCEPTS PVT LTD)
Type: Board book
Age group: 0 – 3 years
‘The world of birds’ is our first ever Zayn & Zoey book and I am so glad we were given a chance to review it.
Zayn & Zoey are twins and are intrigued by the flying creatures they see around them. Mom tells them they are called birds and proceeds to describe the various types around. I was very impressed with the quality of the board book and its charming illustrations.
We do have another book on birds (part of the wonder house set) and I was not sure what new this book had to offer. But it is very different and a lot better; as kids get to learn a lot more than just the name of the bird.
Each page has rhyming text to describe the bird and its characteristics. So M now knows certain birds can’t fly, that the owl wakes up at night, that the hummingbird comes in various colors and can even fly upside down! M is especially intrigued with the flamingo standing on one leg and she quickly hops on one leg every time we read the page on flamingos. Well, she also does a small peacock dance when we read the page on peacocks!
We went to the mall over the weekend and 20 mins into our shopping M said “Mumma ghari chal. Asha aunty ni dilela world of birds vachu!” (Mom let’s go home and read the world of birds book that Asha aunty gave us!).
I am not exaggerating. She expressed her wish in full sentences and just wanted to go back home to her book. Need I say more about how good the book is?
Little ones would love to see the colorful illustrations in the book and the older ones would be fascinated by the information. I am now going to grab the other books in the set!
Just one tini-tiny negative point which could be improved. The first two pages gradually introduce us to what the book is about and also have birds on them. As an adult I know they are probably random bird drawings, but M wants to know what these birds are called. I wish the book had names for these birds as well.
There are other books in this series, be sure to read the reviews and grab them!
This series also comes in a set called FIRST BOX OF LEARNING. It makes the perfect gift!
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