The first book we read was all about ‘Swimming’, and it had her interest from the moment we opened the book. The illustrations are just wonderful! They are colourful and bright, and parts of the book reads like a comic strip, which is a very engaging for children. The characters are fun to learn about, and I love the fact the book contains so many different types of text! There are speech bubbles, fact files, labels, descriptions and questions which not only makes it great fun to read as it’s so engaging, but also lends itself to really talking about the story with the children. Little Miss was enthralled. She loved all the facts about the size of the swimming pool and the illustrations made her chuckle all the way through. The second night we read the next in the series about trampolining and were delighted to find that it is a very similar format. Once again it was so engaging to read and if anything it was funnier than the first. I really love the commentator character who fills the children in with what is going on – so much fun to read aloud!
We had so much fun reading the two books in the Quack and Field series, and will definitely be looking to buy some more. I was really pleased to see that the next in the series will be Wheelchair Rugby, so it’s not just mainstream sports that the series will cover! They are aimed at 3 – 7 year olds, and I can see that they would engage the whole age range at different levels. As Little Miss is an emerging reader I hoped that the language would be simpler enough for her to understand, and it really is easy to read without being too simplistic! We are so pleased with our wonderful find – it’s always lovely to find a new series to read! The Quack and Field series can be bought from www.quackandfield.com for the price of £2.50 for one or £4.00 for both (plus postage and packing for £1.50 per order.) Disclosure: We were sent copies of the books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own.