Zip It & Train! | Book review

As an avid reader and now writing my own book review blog, I want to make sure that my boys love reading too. J is at that stage now where he is starting to want to read them himself and sometimes reads to his brother too (when he’s feeling in a sharing mood). At the minute though it’s the case that I read them a few times and J memorises it so is able to repeat, which I think is wonderful! We were recently sent two new books from Little Tiger Press which he has really taken to, they are his new favourites at the minute.

The first one is Zip It! (which is party of the My Little World series). J isn’t the only one who loves this book, I’ve taken quite a liking to it too! It’s a great little – well, big really – book with lots of fastenings to practice on and little animal stories to go with them. The fastenings include a zip, a button/hole, velcro, a snap button (this one the only one which is a little tough, even I have a little difficulty getting it open), and laces. The stories are rhyming which I think is great for children as they are easy to remember too. The book also includes pictorial instructions and J has managed to follow them fairly easy. When we go on a car journey he often wants to take this one with him.

Zip It!

The second book we received to review is Train! This one is all about a little elephant who loves his toy train, but his friends – penguin and rabbit – like to play with their plane and car. They don’t really want to play together as they much prefer their own toys but will a trip on a train encourage them to? Their arguing over their toys introduces a great rhyming part to the story and J loves reading along with this bit. When I’m reading the book to them, both boys are full of giggles so even though N doesn’t really understand it at his age, the rhythm of the story is funny for him. This is also a great story for teaching about friendship, and sharing too. Since we’ve had this book there has been more than one day where I’ve had to read it more than once so it’s another new favourite for us!


Both books can be purchased from Amazon. Zip It! is priced at £8.99 and Train! is priced at £4.99. I would definitely buy both of these books at this price, they are very much worth it, especially Zip It! for the educational as well as fun factor.

Our rating – 4.5/5

We were sent these products free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & our own.

13 thoughts on “Zip It & Train! | Book review

  1. I love the Zip It book, my little one loves zips and things so that would be perfect for her! Thank you for sharing 🙂 #TriedandTestedTuesday

  2. They both sound lovely, but Zip It looks fantastic – my daughter is just at the stage of wanting to get herself dressed, but having got trapped in her own vest, a bit of practice with poppers etc would be ideal 🙂

  3. Zip it looks great – I love the idea of something which helps to develop those skills.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  4. Lucas says – These are a bit young for me but I know a few members of the GL Gang that these would be perfect for. The pictures are awesome – so bright and colourful. #readreview

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