Bone! (Feed Me)

Feed the Peckish Pets

Carly Madden, illustrated by Laurie Stansfield
AUD $16.99
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In this fun, interactive board book, children can choose what to feed the pop-out pet characters - pick from four ‘dangly' food items, hanging from the spine of the book.

The pet animals are hungry! Choose what to feed each pop-up animal...

In Bone!, children are presented with a series of bright and funny pet characters, each with their mouth wide open (a v-fold pop-up), eagerly awaiting a tasty treat. The reader can choose a dangly food item (hanging from the spine of the book) to feed to each animal. Hungry dog might want to chomp on a bone but wouldn't it be funny to give her cat's tasty fish treat instead? What would dog say about that?

This delightful series of pre-school books encourages young children to engage with the book and converse with the parent or carer, form connections between the animal characters and what they like to eat, and to practice hand-eye coordination through play. They can choose to either pick the correct food to give each animal or can engage in 'silly play' by offering knowingly inappropriate foods to each character.

Author bio:

Carly Madden is a children's editor and author who lives in Essex with her husband and two children. She loves making books that spark curiosity and imagination.

Laurie Stansfield studied illustration at the University of the West of England. She creates her art digitally using a loose line, lots of texture and a limited but punchy colour palette. The result is a style which is naive and fresh, confident and playful. Perfect for young readers! Laurie lives with her husband in Bristol, and works out of an inspiring studio space which she shares with a handful of up-beat creatives.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711251885
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Words & Pictures
Pub Date: July 2020
Page Extent: 12
Format: Board Book
Age: 1 - 3
Subject: Pop-up & lift-the-flap books