Lively and bright picture word book with colourful scenes illustrating over 100 familiar words. Scenes show favourite topics such as toys, animals, vehicles and parts of the body, and each object is labelled with its name. Illustrated with photographs of Jo Litchfield's delightful handmade models.
Felicity Brooks is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She studied English and Drama at Exeter University and worked as an actor, teacher and lexicographer before starting work in children’s publishing in the late 1980s. She has written and edited hundreds of children’s titles, including stories and novelty books for pre-schoolers and books about history, geography, languages, science, maths, nature and the arts. Her books have won the TES Senior Information Book Award, the Aventis Science Books Prize, the SLA Information Book Award, the Sheffield Baby Books Award and Practical Pre-school Gold and Silver Awards.
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“A very popular book”
My 10-month-old baby loves this Very First Words book. The pictures are of things she recognises and has an interest in, and she loves to turn the pages and find the different people, animals and objects. I can use the book to talk to her about everyday things or make up stories about what is happening in the pictures. She likes to look for the yellow dog that is found in several of the illustrations. I am sure the book will continue to appeal for a long time to come.