Children’s Book Review: Gareth Lucas Noisy Books from Silver Dolphin Books

DIG, DIG, DIGGER!
A Gareth Lucas Noisy Book

By: Gareth Lucas

Published: July 11, 2017

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

Fiction/Board Book

If your toddler loves construction equipment or watching Bob the Builder (is that show still on?) then this book is just for them.

Each page features an animal driving a different type of equipment such as the dolphin driving the digger or a bear bulldozing or the camel lifting the crane. But the best part is each page-spread also has a special sound to go with that page like the Beep! Beep! of the digger backing up or the music at the end of a busy day. The book shares a busy day with the construction crew using some alliteration in the words to help your toddler focus on the sounds. The illustrations of all the animals are really adorable, with expressions that will make your child giggle. They will pick out lady bugs dancing, a pig playing a keyboard, and a camel snorkeling at the end of a long day. Each page has a different sound so when your child hits the button, you aren’t hearing the same sound on every page. It actually goes along with what the characters are doing.

The book is a high-quality durable board book that is a bit over 8 inches square in size. The batteries are replaceable so this book will last through multiple children/multiple readings. This is a book I would highly recommend for gift-giving. I can’t imagine a child not wanting to read this book every day!

DINOS ON DECK!
A Gareth Lucas Noisy Book

By: Gareth Lucas

Published: June 13, 2017

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

Fiction/Board Book

Our boys were dinosaur fans when they were young and I can’t imagine any toddler, fan or not, not liking this fun dinosaur-as-pirates book. The dinosaurs are on the ship the Jurassic Jewel and are off on an adventure. Each page-spread offers a button with a different sound like a dinosaur roar, a splash of water, or the sound of digging in the sand for treasure. The story of the dinosaurs’ adventure uses alliteration such as the “prehistoric pirates paddle” to help your toddler recognize letter sounds.

I found it funny that as the dinosaur is digging in the sand for the treasure he is digging up the Mona Lisa painting, a vase, and the Daily Dino newspaper. One dinosaur is even holding a tropical drink. Your toddler won’t get the humor, but the parents will think it’s funny. Since every page has a different sound from the button, parents and kids won’t get bored reading it.

Dinosaur fans will especially love this book, but I could see all toddlers thinking this book is fun. The book is a high-quality durable board book that is a bit over 8 inches square in size. The batteries are replaceable so this book will last through multiple children/multiple readings. This is a book I would highly recommend for gift-giving. I can’t imagine a child not wanting to read this book every day!

Gareth Lucas – source

Gareth Lucas studied illustration at Brighton and has been published internationally, often collaborating with his wife, who is also an illustrator. His creative talents are not limited to illustration: Gareth teaches graphic design and guitar and, when he has a moment to spare, you can find him in the park with his kids.

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Thanks to the publisher for sending copies of these books for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase the books through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting SincerelyStacie.com. 

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  1. bermudaonion on July 25, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    My son was never into dinosaurs but he loved trucks and construction equipment so I'm sure he would have loved Dig, Dig, Digger! Books with sounds are always great gifts! 😉

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