Lion’s Speedy Sauce is a book written by Carrie and David Grant who are from the creators of hit CBeebies series Pop Shop. It is part of a brand new range of six energetic picture books, all about making music! It is illustrated by Ailie Busby and the book is suitable for ages 3 to 7. It was released on 3rd June 2013 and published by Egmont Books Ltd.
Just a little information about the book. It is paperback containing about 32 pages. The font varies in size and is simple and easy to read by young school children. Each page is beautifully illustrated with a lot of action. It includes a CD with 7 tracks including narration throughout, a sing-along song and lesson plans written by Carrie and David.
It was their first time using an audio book and they both loved listening to the story while following along in the book. The first track of the CD is the opening theme tune – Jump Up And Join In. It was very welcome and the children were instantly excited. After the intro, Carrie and David narrates the story about Lion, who finds an edible solution to keeping in time and rhythm. This is a short clip of them dancing to rhythm: https://youtu.be/6exnXWoTows
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It encourages children to be active and practise clapping with rhythm. In the last section of the book, they teach you how to make your own Bangin’ Bongos. This book is not only fun, simple and enjoyable with great illustrations, it has great content. Note, I would suggest that this book is not suitable to read at bedtime as it requires lots of actions.
Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher for free. However, they have not paid me for this review, and they do not exercise any editorial control over my review or anything else on this site.