Oh hey Friday….. here’s looking at you! Okay so today’s Friday is not as wonderful as last week’s Friday…you know when it brought with it a 3 DAY WEEKEND! It’s okay though, we’ll take what we can get….. *groan* At least Friday brings with it one of my favourite blog days…. #BookReviewFriday! I don’t know what it is about book reviews, but they get me so excited! They’ve become some of my favourite posts to write. Today we have a kiddies cult favourite on the blog… Peppa Pig…and Peppa Pig and her family are playing cricket in today’s book!
If there was one thing my husband could not wait for, was to have a son….to play cricket with! Literally all he could talk about when Joshua was a baby, was the excitement that one day they’d head to the St George’s Stadium and watch a cricket match. Play cricket in the back yard with his boys….. I think most sport fanatic men have this vision in their heads. About their sons. I would always say to him though…um….Addison can also play cricket! He’d realise that this was very true and today Addison is quite sporty, so she does also join in when the boys are throwing balls around in the backyard. Whether they’re playing soccer, hockey or tennis. Okay….let me start with the book review…..
What is the book about?
Can Daddy Pig train Peppa, George and Suzy to be the next Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad? It is a very sunny day. Perfect for a game of cricket! Daddy Pig teaches Peppa, George and Suzy Sheep how to play cricket in the garden, followed by the most important part of the game – taking a break for tea and cake! Everyone loves cricket, especially Daddy Pig!
Firstly, I love the hardcover and the thick cardboard pages, because it means Adam can’t tear the pages or bend them. The illustrations in the Peppa Pig books are also really bright and vibrant, which is great when a 3yr old loves to point out the colours of everything. There’s an educational aspect for my 3yr old with this book.
When I first read this with Joshua (6) it was great, because he plays cricket with his dad, but I’m not sure dad explained what a ‘wicket’ was. So as we read through the book I went through the rules of the game with him. With Adam I focus more on the objects…the sun…the ball…the cake and the colours. So I love that this book is appropriate for both of my boys, despite their 3yr age gap.
Lastly…I love that Peppa Pig and Suzy Sheep are also playing cricket! Because girls can do anything that they want to right?? So it has a great message for your little cricketers, teaching them the rules of the game as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. And for the husband…. girls can also play cricket 😉
This book is aimed at kids aged 3-6 and retails for around R90, and is available at all leading book retailers. Are your kids into Peppa Pig? For the last kid book review, clickHERE, in case you missed it.
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