Review of Baby Goz- My First Lift-The-Flap Book!

Photo showing the front cover of the Baby Goz-
My First Lift-The-Flap Book by Steve Weatherill

I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Baby Goz – My First Lift-The-Flap Book! for my little girl to read and enjoy. With the 3rd March 2011 being World Book Day I thought I would write my review of the lovely book to coincide with the event. World Book Day is a celebration of books and reading and it is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the World.

Photo showing the back cover of the Baby Goz-

My First Lift-The-Flap Book by Steve Weatherill

The Baby Goz books are written and illustrated by a man called Steve Weatherill. He says that his Baby Goz series of lift-the-flap books were inspired by watching his two young sons and the ducks and geese in his garden. He is also the man behind the Rat Race cartoon in the Financial Times.

The book has 16 pages and it is printed on a glossy thick paper.  The flaps are made from the same paper and they are really big flaps in the shape of speech bubbles. The size of the flaps makes them easy for your little one to lift up. My daughter loves lift the flap books and this one is gorgeous. I like the fact that under each flap is an animal.  From playing with this book alone and me telling her the word she has just learnt ‘Goose’.  That is what I want from a child’s book…nice clear pictures, large text and a lovely story… those elements together make a book that a child wants to pick up and read. This book has it all.




Photo showing a page in the Baby Goz-
My First Lift-The-Flap Book by Steve Weatherill

The basis of the story is that Baby Goz – the baby goose, is looking for his mummy. Your child needs to lift the flaps in the book to help Baby Goz find her. Along the way your child will encounter a Frog, a Cat, a Dog and Mummy Goose. The illustrations are so cute and colourful.

The other books available in the Baby Goz Lift-The-Flap series are Shape Up Goz, Goodnight Goz, When I Grow Up and Count On Goz. I really love the book I was sent and I would recommend it to you all. I’m sure your child will really enjoy playing with this book as much as my daughter does.

The books are published by independent publishing company Frances Lincoln and are available to buy on their site. If you would like to visit the selection of Baby Goz books available at Frances Lincoln please click here. The books are also sold on and if you would like to visit the selection available at Amazon please click here.  The books have an RRP of £4.99 and if you buy them from Frances Lincoln then the postage is free on orders over £20 however if you buy from Amazon itself (not one of the marketplace sellers) you will get free standard delivery on an order of any size.

Photo showing a page in the Baby Goz-
My First Lift-The-Flap Book by Steve Weatherill
On the Baby Goz website there is a nice selection of free activity sheets to download. These include ‘How to build your own fold-up castle’ and a Dot-to-dot Goz.  There are also some lovely online colouring games to play to keep your little one entertained and you can also read the online story about Lucy Goose.

This book would make a lovely gift for a young child but it would be perfect as an Easter gift as the book starts with Baby Goz hatching out of an egg.

If you would like to visit the Baby Goz website please click here.

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