'The Fairy' adores this book. I think it really appeals to her sense of humour. I love reading it too. The book has a great flow and I love the illustrations. It contains plenty of rhyming words which make it a pleasure to read and gives the reader that all important boost in rhyme awareness - so it gets a thumbs up from me as a mum and as a speech and language therapist.
The Fairy Thinks: ***** The Grown up Thinks: *****
Summary: We love it!
As we love it so much it seemed a natural choice to play 'vegetable glue'. We made 'glue' using cornflour (cornstarch) gloop, made from water and corn flour. I have an extra soft spot for gloop as its the first sensory play material I used at work so using it brings back fond memories.
We added peas (there's lots of peas in the book) and some green food colouring. It was great watching the patterns the food colouring made as we played and explored.
The Fairy loved exploring how the gloop was a liquid and dripped
but was hard when you pushed it.
It was great for practising letter formation and mark making.