Animals lift-the-flap book review & giveaway

I’ve always made it a point to not just read fiction to my kids because I feel that no matter how young they are, they should be exposed to non-fiction and I’d suggest using simple readers (which are easily obtainable either from the library) or big books (which you can get from bookstores such as Popular) to capture their short attention span.

Recently, I’ve been blessed with a good quality hardcover book, thanks to Groovy Giraffe. The Animals lift-the-flap book by Garry Fleming is a book which introduces animals according to their habitats.

There are more than 100 flaps to lift and each beneath each flap, I like that there’s a bite-sized piece of information.

Of course, lift-the-flap books are a hit with children of any age group and the bonus is that it’s a board book which means it’s really sturdy and the flaps are made of stiffer cardboard to withstand the rougher hands of younger children, such as my 2 year old. And the photo-realistic style of artwork is impressive too:

While my 5-year-old can’t read the book on her own yet, I’m more than happy to read it to her. An example (Polar animals):

Page 1 of Polar animals

Page 2 of Polar animals

I also like that the book has layflat binding, which means literally that the book opens up flat – and that is really great for viewing, for instance the world map.

And because each habitat is explored across 2 pages (as shown in the Polar animals example), it really enables the children to focus and enjoy the book’s details and the illustrations without worrying about the book closing on its own (since it’s sturdy and opens up flat).

Love the book and would like a copy of it too? Well, here’s your chance to win a copy too!

You can win by simply telling me your child’s favourite animal in your comment and remembering to click ‘I Commented’ in the Rafflecopter widget to qualify. The rest of the options are optional, but would render you more chances to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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27 Responses to Animals lift-the-flap book review & giveaway

  1. Irene Fock says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My son’s fav animal is elephant. πŸ™‚


  2. Amie Chen says:

    I have 3 childrens and they love tigers, pigs and sharks πŸ™‚
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  3. Jingxian says:

    His favourite animal is Brachiosaurus now.
    It used to be ostrich.

  4. Nadia says:

    My kids simply love the giraffe as they liken it to their tall father! lol. Hope to win this fun to explore book!
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  5. Naz says:

    My son favourite animal is Tiger

  6. Cheryl Siew says:

    My boy’s favourite animal is giraffe. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  7. Cynthia Lau says:

    My child’s favourite animal is the giraffe!

  8. Jaime says:

    my son loves the giraffe

  9. Carol Lim says:

    Giraffe. =)

  10. M Lim says:

    I think it’s a tie between the elephant and the cheetah because we always go see them at the zoo.

  11. Eunice says:

    My son simply loves sharks!
    Thanks for organizing this giveaway….we hope to win this book.

  12. My son’s favourite animal is the giraffe.

  13. Lilium says:

    My little girl loves horses and ponies!
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Samantha says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Looks like a book my girl will certainly love and good for my infant in time to come. My girl’s favorite animal is elephant while my boy’s (only 3 mths old) favorite is not known yet. Thanks again!

  15. joyce says:


    my eldest daughter’s favorite animal is the giraffe while the younger one’s favorite is the elephant :>

  16. Hema says:

    My daughter’s favorite animal is the Polar Bear.

    Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway! My daughter will be ecstatic if she wins this book πŸ™‚

  17. Robert Sim says:

    Cheetah left a deep impression on him when one of them in the zoo jumped at him on the other side of the glass enclosure.

  18. Winnie says:

    The current favourite is the humming bird.

  19. Wenli says:

    It got to be “Monkey” at the moment for my boy as he is hooked on the curious george series. Hopefully I can introduce more animals through the book to him.

  20. Sharon Toh says:

    My boys loves the polar bear now! πŸ™‚
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  21. Nicole says:

    My daughter loves penguins!

  22. Diana says:

    My son loves everything underwater, if I were to ask him exactly which one, he loves sea pigs.:)

  23. Tan LP says:

    My son loves giraffe! & my girl loves cat!

  24. Andrew Wong says:

    My son’s favourite animal would be Elephant

  25. Kyle’s favourite is the elephant!
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  26. Adeline says:

    My girl loves lion!

  27. Adora @ Gingerbreadmum says:

    my 19 month old is in love with elephants! she must screan out DA XIANG! whenever she sees a picture of one. come to think of it, a trip to the zoo is in order πŸ™‚

    I am Adora from and would love to have this book! Oh where are my manners. Please πŸ™‚
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