12 Pages, 8.5 x 8.5
Formats: Trade Paper
Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99)
Publication Date: October 2012
"Cuddle up at bedtime with Muffin, the yummiest small brown bear.It's Muffin's bedtime, and he's looking for a cuddle. But his toys aren't soft enough to hug, and the chicks are already fast asleep. Will Muffin ever find a cuddle that feels just right? Little hands will enjoy the touch-and-feel as they help him search.An interactive board book for young children to explore, by the talented author and illustrator Clara Vulliamy."
While the front cover of this book says "Touch and Feel," please note that only two pages have touch and feel (the first and 2nd to last), and the last page has a lift the flap page. Other than that, there is no other interaction to the book, which was a little disappointing, as my girls LOVE touch and feel and lift the flap books. But, I do have to say that the cute illustrations of Muffin make up for it! :-) The story itself is easy to read and understand, as it details a little teddy bear named Muffin, who is getting ready for bed. Before Muffin can go to bed, he has to say goodnight to different things, like the moon, his toys, and even chicks. But, what Muffin really wants to do is cuddle. If only he could find something or someone to cuddle.
With only 12 pages to this board book, this is a great bedtime read for little ones, who enjoy quick reads. By the time you reach the end of the book, Muffin does find something to cuddle. Don't worry, I will not spoil the ending. You will just have to pick up a copy of this board book to share with your little one to find out! :-)
About the Author:
Clara Vulliamy is the author and illustrator of The Bear With Sticky Paws, The Bear With Sticky Paws Goes to School, and Small. She is the daughter of author and illustrator Shirley Hughes.
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review. The views shared are mine and mine alone.