Caterpillar loves the supermarket. I can get away with calling a trip to Asda a ‘treat’. So when I saw that this book involved supermarkets and gremlins I knew instantly it would be a hit.
He also loves lift-the-flap books, always has done since he was very tiny. There’s something about that hide and seek element of play that children just seem to adore, isn’t there? But this is even better than your usual flap book simply because of the sheer volume of lift-ups on every page. Truth be told, I was struggling to find them all myself at first (in my defense I was highly sleep deprived at the time!). They are all different shapes and sizes, and each reveals a different gremlin caught in a variety of cheeky acts – this concept absolutely delighted Caterpillar. The really tiny flaps are great for fine motor skills too.
The illustrations are fun, fresh and really comical. There seems to be so much to see on every page, it actually takes a good long time to read the book as Caterpillar wants to point out and name everything he can see which is brilliant. The idea of naughty gremlins hiding within the usually mundane supermarket setting really captured his imagination, plus again this is great for speech development as he was keen to name all the different fruits and vegetables, cereals etc on display. We even used it as an opportunity for counting practice by asking Caterpillar to count how many gremlins are on each page when all the flaps are lifted.
As an added bonus it’s a rhyming narrative which regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of.
From the complex illustrations, to the many flaps to lift up, to the amusing story it feels like a great deal of effort has gone into this book and, considering the good price, you’re looking at really decent value. Caterpillar was occupied with the book well after we’d finished reading it. Supermarket Gremlins has everything, I can see this being a hit in our house for a good while to come.
To get your hands on a copy visit Egmont Publishing.
35 comments on “Book Review: Supermarket Gremlins”
Ooh I might just have to buy this book. I’ve discovered this weekend that our little one also likes to lift the flaps on books too. Thank you for posting and sharing the link on where to buy the book from. I’ll let you know how we get on. Claire X #KCACOLS
Please do, it’s really fab. Best flip book I’ve seen. Thanks for reading x
We love lift the flap books and I am not familiar with this book but it sounds like fun 🙂 #KCACOLS
It’s newly released I believe. A great one! Thanks x
This sounds so much fun! I was obsessed with the gremlins film as a kid, so it’s extra appealing 🙂 #KCACOLS
It’s really great! Thanks for reading x
Must admit that supermarkets are fairly popular here too as long as they have a toy aisle. This does look like a fun book.
It’s really great. Thanks for commenting x
You’re very lucky that you have a child who enjoys going to the supermarket 🙂 Have you read Supermarket Zoo by Caryl Hart? That’s one of our favourite supermarket stories.
Oooh no I haven’t, I’ll check that out. And fear not, we still have meltdowns occasionally at the shops too lol! Thanks for commenting x
The front cover immediately draws you in doesn’t it, sounds like a lovely and entertaining read. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe
It is a great cover and a great book – thanks for commenting 🙂 x
What a lovely review, sounds like one to recommend #MarvMondays
Thanks for reading, it’s a good one x
This book looks great! Dot loves lift the flap books and the supermarket. I’m going to have to get this!
Enjoy! Thanks for reading x
This looks like a great book, my little two love lift the flap type books too x
It’s a really good one. Thanks for commenting 🙂
I also totally love rhyming narratives, so much more fun to read for us and we also have this book and LOVE it. Archie loves finding all the gremlins and keeps pointing out the ‘gremlin bum-bums’ in the book. So cheeky and funny. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo
Oh yeah their little bums are so funny! Thanks for commenting x
That looks like a great book and really fun to read, my little one would love that 🙂 #coolmumclub
Thanks! It is so fun and kept T occupied for ages 😀 x
Can’t go wrong with a lift the flap book and this one looks super cute! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x
Thanks! It’s a good one! Thanks for commenting x
What is it with children and lifting up flaps in a book? They just love them, don’t they! This sounds like a fun read. Ray x #BrillBlogPosts
They do indeed (although I still kinda do too lol). Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂
This looks great and super fun to read with your children. Definitely the hide and seek element is a hit! My girls love that. It is more interesting. I personally like this type of books too. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
Thanks! I love them too 🙂
Love the theme and live lift the flaps too looks like a lively book. Are the flaps sturdy as my boys can get a bit enthusiastic especially the little man x
Yes and no, some of the smaller ones you have to be a little careful with. I had to caution my little man a couple of times but they aren’t too bad. The actual pages are very thick and study though which is good. Thanks for commenting x
Any time x
I do think I’d enjoy this book as I like books with flaps and engaging pages. Once again thanks for linking up to #KLTR 🙂
We read it again tonight lol! It’s a great one. Thanks for commenting x
My children love flap books too they often fight over who gets to lift the flap, this looks like great fun! #kltr
Ha ha – I can imagine! Thanks for commenting x