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We got this as the other books in the series have been a great success with our son. I found this book to be extremely annoying as the basis was that it was for animals with impossible to rhyme with names. However, there were several in the book which I could easily find rhymes for. For example, budgerigars could sit on cigars or cars. Penguins could sit on engines. Ostriches could sit in ditches. Alligators could sit on refrigerators. Numbats could sit on cats, mats, gnats or hats. And kangaroos could sit on loos or digeridoos.
Never read any of the oi series, home schooling an the school sent a video of the teacher reading a book (oi frog). That was it, my 4 year old was hooked and we've now got the whole series ?! We even mess around making up our own ones. Some are better than others but my children love reading them so that's all that matters. This book 'cheats' a bit, all the animals that you can't rhym anything with they just give a name instead that they can.
Yet another hit with my nearly 6 year old. We read it last night for the first time (reward for our reward rocket chart as per my other reviews), and had a giggle...esp over poor Geraldine. Again I have to now do this in my frog, dog and cat voices...and now find umpteen voices for all the non rhyming animals too 😳 mistake on my part.
The only thing I'd say, is as an adult, these are now a bit "samey", but they are helping the boy with his phonics and rhymes so...meh, I can cope with that.
I bought it for my husband who has a particular affection for platypus. Personally I just can't get enough of this series, but was intrigued to see how they would get round this in rhyme - very clever and I won't spoil the surprise.
I'm not really sure why, but the Oi series of books has really captured my 5 year old grandson's interest and enthusiasm. He already had a couple of these and was delighted when I surprised him with this new one. He loves it and told me I have to give it 6 stars but since that isn't an option I went for 5. I'm just pleased that this has sparked his interest in reading books.
Another great book in the Oi series, it appeals as much to adults as to the children (which is important when you have to read it 100 times!). This time the frog is stumped for rhymes so he uses the animal's first name. Of course that name alliterates with the animal name: Niamh the Numbat and so on. Queue lots of fun with what family and friends must sit on...
My son had read all the other Oi books and loved them and the rhyming. Saw this and bought for him. He sat reading aloud and laughing at some of the rhymes - he reads it over and over and gets so much enjoyment for it. It's lovely to see