Last year we did the 300 picture books challenge and managed to complete it in May or June, reading 300 different picture books.  I can’t say the same for my own personal challenge, it was a seriously poor showing and this month alone I’m not far off my 2014 books read total!

This year, we’re taking it easy with picture books.  N’s book shelves are bursting (so much so that his downstairs fabric sling ones have broken), but we do still love finding new books to read.  We were sent a 2 new titles from the Little Snappers series.to review.

I have to admit that nowadays we don’t really have any flap or pop up books.  Well, apart from a couple of reference books that are a bit old for N at the moment.  So I was interested to see what he’d think of them now he’s turned four.

The books we were sent are Cheep Cheep Pop-up Fun and Snip Snap Pop-up Fun both by Jonathan Litton and Kasia Nwowoiejska.  They’re full of animals which always goes down well with children, plus rhyming prose which is great for their language skills development.  I always find that stories with rhythm are not only easier to read, but also easier for N to pick up and learn, repeating and anticipating what comes next.

little snappers books

The books have some of the brightest illustrations I’ve ever seen, and a hardboard book means it’s more substantial in the hands of small children.

little snappers books - lion

Although I thought they’d catch N’s eye, he didn’t seem to look twice when I mentioned there were some new books.  So he’s not been too keen on reading them over some of his other books.  This might be because he’s had quite a few new ones recently, thanks to a birthday and a book token where he could go to the bookshop and choose his own.

Once he did read them he loved guessing the animals from the words, and the different directions that the flaps open, it makes the books a little less predictable for an older child.  Not forgetting of course the best thing about the books, trying to get the crocodile to eat your fingers!

I think these books are perfect for older babies, toddlers and younger preschoolers, but I’m not sure a 5 year old would be that excited about them, given N’s initial disinterest.  .

If you want to buy one they’re available from Amazon.

Alternatively you can enter to win these books by answering a question and completing the rafflecopter.

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Disclosure: We were sent these books for review and to giveaway by little Tiger Press. All words and opinions are my own.

166 Comments

  1. Natasha Bowler

    My daughter loves sheep because she has a ‘sheepie onsie’ it’s actually a polar bear but she thats what she calls it.

  2. Natasha Bowler

    My daughter loves sheep because she has a ‘sheepie onsie’ it’s actually a polar bear but she thats what she calls it.

  3. Kelly Ellen Hirst

    My daughter loves giraffes because they are so tall

  4. At the moment (it changes a lot!), the elephant because of the trunk

  5. Gemma Chantler

    My little girl loves rabbits as we have two at home.

  6. Becki Amie Smith

    my son who turns 1 in a few weeks loves crocodiles especially when i do snap snap with my hands to him and sing row row row your boat xx

  7. Alexandra McGahey

    My son loves lions. He has curly red hair and thinks they look like him 😀

  8. tina edwards

    pigs because every pig ruby sees is her favourite character peppa

  9. gemma nisbet

    He loves giraffes… he has a toy giraffe that hasn’t left his side for 5 years!

  10. Rebecca Evans

    Chameleon ! I love how they change to protect themselves x

  11. Janice Mackin

    My son loves dogs, he loves to say “hello doggy” when we pass one in the street.

  12. Rebecca Lis

    My daughter loves birds, she loves it when they fly

  13. Emma Beckett

    My little boy loves dogs as his great grandmother has one

  14. Vickie Jackson

    Monkeys…. Because they know they are my cheeky monkeys 🙂

  15. Kerry Lethbridge

    Pigs because our local petting farm runs pig races

  16. Barbara Handley

    I also commented on personalised books.

  17. Barbara Handley

    My grandson loves pretending to be a dinosaur. He also enjoys watching the farm animals in the nearby fields as well.

  18. Linda Thorn

    Its got to be The Lion,
    As he loves the film the lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,
    And loves to listen to me read about the mountains glistening,
    And the children enter through a wardrobe a wonderland out of sight!
    The windows are cold as cold could be,
    And the witch in all of her glory,
    The silver trunks of trees glowing at night,
    And snow covered landscapes very bright,
    And we imagine the streams not flowing covered in ice,
    Until the passing of time.

  19. Rebecca Powell

    My son loves zebras – I’m not sure there’s a reason why, he just loves them!!

  20. Katherine Coldicott

    Dogs, perhaps because we have 2.

  21. A cow cause they go moo was my sons answer 🙂

  22. Gemma Poulding

    Monkey as he is a little cheeky monkey

  23. Kelly Summerfield

    I have a roaring little 2 year old Dinosaur, he loves them
    🙂

  24. A monkey – cause he loves doing his monkey impressions!

  25. Eleanor Powell

    Tortoise because he doesnt move to fast

  26. Monkey, because they are funny and like bananas like she does 🙂

  27. Tracey Jones

    He loves dogs as he and our dog are growing up together

  28. hannah walker

    Monkeys because of their ooh ooh aah aah’s !!! x

  29. aaron broad

    My little sister like’s bee’s because they make cool noises

  30. Linda F McGarrigle

    Giraffes because they are so tall they can see in the tree tops and talk to the birds x

  31. charlotte Rawlins

    Cats! He adores our pet cat not sure the cat feels the same lol

  32. Pamela Gossage

    A crocodial because they like Peter Pan

  33. Amanda Richardson

    a Giraffe, she carries it round by the neck!

  34. Katie Skeoch

    My youngest loves to pretend he’s a lion, he loves to roar!

  35. Eva Appleby

    Crazy about Lama`s because they are so cute

  36. Julie Ward

    The monkey because of their ooh ooh aah aah

  37. rebecca nisbet

    my daughter loves dogs, not sure why but shes always had a thing for them since she was a baby.

  38. Christine Lockley

    A Giraffe – he thinks that if/when he meets a real one he can slide down its long neck (he also thinks cos they have long legs they’d be good at football)

  39. Amy Rennocks

    Definitely cats because Dexter loves our cat James as they play cars together. They both seem fascinated with pushing them under the sofa though!!

  40. MichelleD

    Penguins, she likes watching them waddle around!

  41. Michaela Hannah

    My son loves lions because he can roar like them!

  42. Sarah Archibald

    My daughter loves snakes. she held one at the butterfly farm and has loved them since

  43. Victoria Thurgood

    A monkey he likes climbing like one

  44. Monica Gilbert

    Cats. This is probably at least partly due to my influence. And we’ve been fortunate enough to live near some friendly cats that actually like being petted.

  45. claire woods

    Dogs because he’d love to have his own.

  46. Victoria L

    Giraffes – my son saw them at the zoo and he likes how tall they are.

  47. Victoria L

    Giraffes – my son saw them at the zoo and he likes how tall they are.

  48. emma falvi

    meekats, as my godson loves the way there always make him smile

  49. Laura Pritchard

    Giraffes, he’s loved them since he was a baby

  50. Jennifer Toal

    The monkeys they are just fab to watch

  51. I think my little lady would love these – she’s a big fan of interacting with pop ups and flaps etc.
    Lovely to see you linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    • They are great for babies and toddlers. I think it appeals to their sense of discovery and adventure

  52. Clare Hubbard

    Tigers as he has a tiger soft toy 🙂

  53. claire griffiths

    cats we have three and my sons would love more

  54. Kirsten Barthy

    Owls, no idea why she loves them so much

  55. Zoe Coen

    A tiger because since i read The tiger that came to tea to my eldest, my younger goes around roaring like a tiger

  56. Sandra Lane

    Goats. We once adopted one at the urban farm and my son has loved them ever since.

  57. Janet Coverdale

    The Tigers at Flamingo Zoo which is 2 minutes from our house and baby tigers were born last year and my son loves to go and see them every weekend

  58. lynn Heath

    My nearly two year old loves woofers (dogs!) as long as they are not too close!!!!

  59. Leanne Newsome

    My three year old just said a pig because they smell

  60. Mrs Rachel Heap

    My little girl loves lions the most after she saw one and it roared at her at Chester Zoo

    • Yes, I was surprised that it was targetting up to 5 year olds. I guess it’s good for learning to read in terms of a starting book, but I’d definitely say it wouldn’t keep N’s attention for long. He prefers picture books with a proper story in now.

  61. Vikki Sanderson

    My youngest loves cats – my auntie has 3 and he adores them so much!

  62. Jill Webb

    Dogs he loves them he loves to cuddle them

  63. SARAH HAWKINS

    Edith’s favourite animal is a dog. As she is only 16months it is the only animal word she can say!

  64. Lynn Mitchell

    polar bears because of the littlest bear book

  65. Kevin Honey

    My granddaughters love giraffes, cos it’s their parents favourite

  66. Victoria N

    My daughter loves cats and has several items of clothing featuring them which she just must wear!

  67. Kristy Brown

    Cats – they have always been surrounded by them

  68. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows

    We had these as well. They both really liked them but I think they are a bit young for Harrison, who is nearly 4. Alex, who is 2 LOVED them! #triedtested

    • Just the same. N’s only just turned four, and really until he saw he could chop his hands, he wasn’t that interested.

  69. Martina Pichova

    Dinosaurs – I think all boys love them.

  70. Paula Readings

    A little blue & white bunny I bought my son when he was a baby.

  71. fashion-mommy

    The pictures look so bright and colourful, perfect for those just getting interested in books.

    #Tried/Tested

  72. Maxine Owen

    My nephew loves dinosaurs atm although he has a dinosaur game which scares him as the dino jumps forward and roars! (Scares me too!)

  73. lindsay chadburn

    they love giraffes as they can see over everything

  74. rosemary wright

    my 10 month old granddaughter loves her musical cow .

  75. Tiger because the rugby team we support are known as the Tigers.

  76. KRISTEN BRADLEY

    My little boy loves crocodiles. No idea why though.

  77. Corinne Henson

    My little boys love frogs I think its because I have two pet ones 🙂

  78. claire nutman

    Dinasours, because they roar and are powerful creatures x

  79. Steve Weaver

    Our grandson Chester’s favourite animal is his little monkey Chatty, it has a little recorder than replays whatever Chester says to him. He takes it everywhere and at even uses it to back him up in disagreements with us about bedtime!

  80. elaine dale

    our grandson loves monkeys as he’d like to be one

  81. Spencer Broadley

    Dogs because our dogs play nicely with him

  82. Monika S

    my daughter loves ducks- shes only 2 so her language is limited but she can copy perfectly ducks – with walk and everything

  83. Karen Barrett

    Bunnies, we have two, Bubbles and Buttons plus Ellie takes four bunnies to bed

  84. Sarah Lambert

    I’ve always liked giraffes since I was a kid

  85. my little girl loves tigers cos they say raarrrrrr!

  86. Cats! He is 7 months old and we have four. Whenever he sees one of them he squeals with excitement!

  87. Siobhan Davis

    Hes only 6 Months but loves his toy Chick that rattles, Would love to be considered for these for my son he loves me reading to him x

  88. Pigs, he just loves grandad making oink oink noises at him really.

  89. Jo Jones

    tigers since she saw them at the safari park

  90. Daniel Hustwayte

    My little son aged 4 loves loins, and often roars, thinking he is one,

  91. Matthew C

    My son loves seeing goats. We took him to a small family run farm/zoo and he is over the moon when we visit the goats pen.

  92. gemma brown

    my 4 yr old loves pigs. He asked father christmas for 3 pet pigs. he didn’t get them haha. Their mummies favourite animal so not sure if that’s why

  93. Anthony Harrington

    at the moment the cow is a fav (I think it is all the mooing that does it!)

  94. Lynsey Buchanan

    My daughter loves Pandas she saw one at the zoo

  95. CAT Culmer

    Eli loves pigs but he’s too little to tell me why he gets so excited.

  96. Tracy Nixon

    A giraffe! She is obsessed by it’s long neck!

  97. ashleigh allan

    I have commented on Toy Fair 2015 – what’s it about?

  98. ashleigh allan

    Tigers – they saw them at the zoo and loved them since that!

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