We've been sent Pirates Ahoy! and The Land Of The Dinosaurs to review from The Wonderful World Of Simon Abbott series of books. They're published by Ticktock Books and especially recommended for young readers aged around 5-7 years old .
All of the text is in bite-sized pieces and the illustrations are fantastic. It's clear and really nicely laid out, you don't have to read it as you would a novel, from beginning to end, you can dip in and out and read whatever catches your eye.
The language used introduces long words and new concepts, but it's always explained really well, and difficult words, such as dinosaur names, are given phonetically, so now we all know how we should pronounce them!
There are currently a range of 6 different books in the Wonderful World Of Simon Abbott series from Ticktock, featuring Trains and Cars, Bodies, the Solar System and Animals. I can't imagine finding any of these books anything but fascinating.
Ticktock also encourage their readers to go online for Ticktock Extra, where there are free resources and activities - including a shoebox solar system!
The Wonderful World Of Simon Abbott books are A4 and hardback, with glossy, high quality paper and around 20 full colour pages. They have an RRP of only £5.99, which makes them ideal as a treat or a gift, and you will get your money's worth, because they'll be read again and again.