Sticker Dolly Dressing: Dolls by Fiona Watt, Vici Leyhane and Stella Baggott (Usborne)
Age Range: 4 to 7
The Sticker Dolly Dressing activity book was my daughter’s favourite Christmas present. She loves stickers and was busy with this book for several days. Three dolls, Ellie, Daisy and Kitty, live in a doll’s house with their cat and their puppy and each double page spread features a different activity that they like doing or a familiar scenario, for example horse riding, roller skating, going to the beach or going to bed.
The illustrations are beautiful, bright and bold and the stickers are easy to use (they peel off again quite easily if you haven’t stuck them in the right place but you need to be quick!). Although not a story book there is a short piece of text to accompany each picture. This provides scope for stimulating discussion, learning new vocabulary (as in my daughter’s case) and making up your own stories. The books would also be great to use with non native English speakers to generate conversation.
Usborne have a wide range of sticker dressing books covering all sorts of topics including several historical versions – Romans, Kings and Queens, Knights and Soldiers. They also have Princesses, Pirates, Fairies, Sports – too many to name here!
This is a fun activity book, it would be great for a long journey or as a holiday activity. There are also Sticker Dolly Dressing and Sticker Dolly Princess Apps for the iPad.
Author / Illustrators: Fiona Watt / Vici Leyhane / Stella Baggott
Posted by Catherine Friess
January 16, 2013 Wednesday at 8:11 am