Friday 30 August 2013

Bizzy the Butterfly audiobook review

From a young age, I've loved books and even had them in the bath, so it's one thing I really want to pass on to Ethan and if you ask me, it's never too early to start inspiring a passion for reading.

I met the lovely Emily Longmore on Twitter (you can tweet her @BizzyButterfly here and follow her on Facebook here) and was excited to hear about her fun, educational collection of audiobooks, books, CD's and 'bookeos' specially developed for babies and toddlers.

Combining spoken word with music, illustrations and games, Emily has created an imaginative, multi-sensory experience for young ones that follows Bizzy the butterfly and her adventures in the big, big garden.

The first story in this exciting new series - Bizzy the Butterfly and the Creepy Crawly Co-operating Caterpillar' - has been launched and can be bought on Amazon as a CD - perfect for playing in the car - or downloaded so you can play it at any time from your phone when you need to entertain your little one.

Emily kindly sent me the audiobook on CD, beautifully wrapped with purple ribbon, inside a purple envelope, along with some recipe cards, stickers and an information leaflet.

As soon as I put the CD on, Ethan turned towards the speakers, eyes wide, wondering where the lovely piano music was coming from. The story then begins and is interspersed with bubbly theme music throughout. The Bizzy the Butterfly and the Creepy Crawly Co-operating Caterpillar poses questions such as 'which colour flower is your favourite?', so you can interact with your child as they join in the story. There's also a sweet little song which you can learn and sing along with next time you listen to the story. Obviously, at 17 weeks old, Ethan's singing voice hasn't quite come in just yet so it's down to mummy to learn the words but as Ethan loves music already, I'm sure he'll enjoy listening to me practice!

What's nice about this new concept is how it's more than just a story. Bizzy's website is full of other fun ideas including baking, blog posts and you can even buy bibs and bodysuits with the characters on.

I loved the CD, which lasts just over 13 minutes in total, and I am sure Ethan will enjoy listening to the story and music more and more as he gets older. It's a lovely concept and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops and to hear the other tales in the busy life of Bizzy the Butterfly and her garden gang.

Let your child join Bizzy on all of her adventures in the big, big garden and they're sure to have fun whilst learning and letting their imaginations grow. ‘Bizzy the Butterfly and the Creepy Crawly Co-operating Caterpillar’ is the first title in the ‘Bizzy the Butterfly’ set of audiobooks, and is available to download now as an MP3 here for just £1.50 or alternatively, you can buy it on CD for just £3.

* Note: I was sent the audiobook CD free of charge for the purposes of this review but all opinions are my own.


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