Monday 20 July 2015

Review and Giveaway: Sponky The Lizard Hunter Lift-The-Flap Book

Sponky is a new licensed character created by The Amazing Baby Company, which is one of the largest Nursery brand distributors in Australia.

Sponky is a chihuahua from Melbourne, Australia who has his very own cartoon show on YouTube as well as a range of sensory-stimulating nursery toys that are perfect for newborn babies and young toddlers. In addition to the range of toys, there's also a life-the-flap storybook that is based on Sponky's lizard hunting adventures in the cartoon (video below) where he tries to hunt for the lizard.

Kaitlin was excited to receive the book and once I passed it to her she started spelling out Sponky's name!

I'm a huge fan of books with 'lift-the-flaps' as I find it a good way to get young ones interested in reading and engage them in the story. As you can see, Kaitlin enjoyed reading the book very much and sometimes even lifted the flaps before I was done reading the words on that page.

Though some animals and insects are introduced in this book, the friendly looking characters make the book a joy to read. Kaitlin is a little afraid of insects, but she didn't find the insects scary in this book and went on to flip the book a second time after we were done reading.

I personally liked that the book was a short and simple one. Perfect for the younger kids who have a shorter attention span and the words used are easy to read, making it an ideal book for toddlers who have just began learning to read independently. The hardcover book also means that it's less likely to be accidentally damaged when placed in the hands of toddlers! Hooray for us parents who have to deal with cries over torn books when it's not even our fault -.- Yup, fellow parents I'm sure you know what I mean.

Good things must share and so we've got a Sponky book to GIVEAWAY to Hello Little Sunshine readers! We've got one book to giveaway and all you have to do is:

1. Like the 'Sponky' Facebook page
2. Leave a comment below this blog post stating why you would like to win the book together with your Name and Email Address (so that I can contact the winner)

This giveaway is open from now till midnight 3rd August. All participants who have fulfilled the above criteria will be included in the random draw where one winner will be chosen and notified via email.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of Sponky The Lizard Hunter for review purposes and were kindly sponsored a copy of the book for giveaway. All content and opinions are based on our personal view and was not influenced by an external factors.


  1. I love flip a flap books plus it's colourful and hardcover .. I am sure my kids will love this book
    Jaime chan

  2. I love to win this book for my little boy whose birthday is round the corner . He loves going outdoor and spots insects . Being a curious toddler , he will always attempt to catch it . I am sure he will love this book as he can finally 'touch' it .

    Rebecca chan

  3. Liked 'Sponky' Facebook.
    I'm trying my luck here to win this giveaway to my son who love colourful & adventure story...Thank you.
    Yvonne Chang -

  4. Noah loves all kinds of books, and is curious about lizards (though I'm terrified of them), so I think he would be interested in Sponky!
    Adeline /