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Book Review: G’Day Spot! by Eric Hill

BOARD BOOK: Join Spot and Mum on a walk to the beach in this lift-the-flap adventure – with lots of Australian animals to find along the way!

A childhood classic with a heartwarming Australian twist.

After over 40 years and at least one book published every year, it’s safe to say a majority of people know the curious puppy Spot. G’Day, Spot! is his latest adventure and it comes as no surprise that it takes place in Australia.

Spot and his Mum are walking through the outback on their way to meet Spot’s Dad for lunch on the beach. Along the way, Mum loses Spot and has to look behind various obstacles in an attempt to find him. There she meets various animals, who give her the local “G’Day” greeting.

The pages are filled with bright and engaging images in the illustration style we’ve grown to love from Spot. There’s a different adorable animal on each page and toddlers will love naming them and imitating the sounds they make. Children will also enjoy the surprise of opening each flap to find various Australian animals, all of which are sturdy enough to deal with rough toddler hands.

With a short sentence on each page, it will suit various development stages from listening to an adult read while interacting with the pages, to reading along at their own pace. The board book format will also ensure the book survives each of those developmental stages.

Where’s Spot is a childhood classic and this latest Australian-themed story will allow adults to share a part of their childhood with the latest generation. A lovely addition to any collection.

Reviewed by Jessica Incoll
Twitter: @littlejadventur

Distributed by: Penguin Books
Released: 2 July 2021
RRP: $14.99

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