Hey Duggee – Duggee’s Christmas
Hey Duggee is a British animated television series aimed at 2 to 5 year olds. Created by Grant Orchard you can watch it on Cbeebies. Hey Duggee also has a series of books by Ladybird Books so you can join in the adventures from home.
We have been reading Duggee’s Christmas which is a lovely book it is great for the lower age range so 2 – 2.5 year olds. It’s a lovely well-presented book and rather than flimsy pages it is the more sturdy thicker cardboard pages which when you have two little rascals fighting over the book like I do comes in very useful. The pages and book can also be wiped clean so is excellent around those grubby little fingers they can sometimes have.
The story itself is wonderful to read it sets the Christmas theme really well and is about decorating the tree, and sharing gifts at Christmas making sure no one is left out.
The pictures in the books are basic and clean allowing the children to follow the story through imagination and looking what’s happening in the picture. I think this is excellent as my older son struggled to read and the pictures telling the story really helped him so I think that this is a good foundation to start with. The colours are bold and bright as well to keep their attention.
The story and writing is well written and the amount of words per page is just right and allows enough time for the little ones to take in all the pictures but not too many there trying to turn the page before you have finished.
The story book is from a range that Ladybird Books have and I will certainly be looking for more books like this as the boys really enjoyed it and we have had fun reading this and other Hey Duggee books this week.
Do take a look at the Ladybird Books website to see the full range of books they do.
The RRP is £4.99 but you can buy it now today for £3.99 (10/11/15)
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