Both of the boys love noisy books – well they’re noisy themselves so of course they would! – though N doesn’t quite get the concept yet so just presses buttons randomly, whereas J likes to match the noisy buttons with the book now. The newest book we have reviewed though is slightly different, in that it makes a noise by itself when you lift the flap!
I Like To Squeak! How Do You Speak? is the story of a mouse who goes around asking the farm animals how they speak as he thinks it’s strange and that his squeak is the best way to speak. On his travels he comes across a horse, a cow, a pig, and a sheep in all different scenarios.
There is rhyming in the sentences which I always love in a children’s book. I like that it also asks the child questions and J loves doing the noises and actions to all of the animals and will often run around the room while N chuckles his head off at him! There is also the anticipation of the animal noise before lifting the flap.
The only issue I found with this is that it was quite random when it made a noise; it didn’t seem to pick up that the flap had been lifted when the book was laid down, it had to be stood up for it to do so. It is also quite a heavy, thick book but obviously this is needed for the sound mechanism.
This has recently been J’s go-to book for morning, afternoon, and bed time reading, so I think it’s safe to say it has his approval!
RRP: £9.99 Age: 3+
Our rating – 4/5
We were sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & our own.