Friday, 11 September 2015

Book review - Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood

Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood is a story about a little spider called Walter who is trying to spin the perfect web, and cleverly written in a way that introduces basic shapes to small children. Walter tries out webs in all sorts of shapes - a triangle, a circle, a square - but none of them are strong enough, and they fall apart as soon as the wind blows.

But Walter is a determined spider, and he keeps trying. He thinks of a way to create a wonderful web by combining all the previous shapes that he has tried, and in the end he is able to create the most spectacular web of all.

This book is a perfect introduction to shapes for all babies and toddlers. Each differently shaped web is drawn out on the page so that young children can trace its shape with their fingers while talking about it, and on the last page there is a little summary of all the shapes that have been covered, along with some questions for the adult to ask about the shape. It's a lovely book to share with little ones.

I received a copy of this book to review, Amazon link is affiliate.

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