Workman Publishing are publishers of award-winning cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as children’s books, gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. When I received a couple books to review with my daughter, it was easy to see why Workman scores so many awards.
Train: A Journey Through the Pages is quite possibly one of the coolest books my daughter or I have ever seen. This fun little story of a train moving across the American landscape has an actual three-dimensional miniature train that loops up and down and across each page, without ever leaving the pages! Your child will have fun moving the red steam engine out of the depot and onto the front page where the sun is just coming up over the bay. Take a journey across wide plains, up mountains, and down hills into a city at night, and finally, back to the rail yard. The panoramic landscapes are filled with incredible details that young children will want to explore further with their imagination. Living in a very rural area, we get to see trains often on our journey into town to go grocery shopping so my daughter really loved being able to get hands on for the journey that a train goes through every day.
ABC Animals is another fun Workman publication. It was really hard to capture the movement of the animals in still shots…this book is AMAZING in person! The timeless appeal of alphabet books meets the richest Scanimation book ever. ABC Animals is a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, and all the animals come alive…as many as four per page. I t’s the alphabet as it’s never been seen before: watch the alligator snap, the bats swooping, the camel trot. There’s L for the lion proudly prowling along, and M for the mouse scurrying inside his wheel. It all culminates in the largest Scanimation image yet, and my daughter thinks this book is just the best!
Workman Publishing has SO much to offer for young and old alike…make sure you check out Workman for all of your gift-giving this year!
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***