Review - TheBookPeople - A Worthy Alternative to Amazon?

BB4BM Reviewer: Kirsty Grant   /    Company being reviewed:  http://thebookpeople.co.uk/

Ordering Books Online... Not from Amazon!

There are so many children's books on the market now, and they're all so good - but which ones will you and your child want to read over and over? Which books will capture your childs imagination and help them to learn simple lessons?  And finally, where should you get them from?  Is Amazon always the answer - or should you consider other online book retailers?  There were 3 items ordered from TheBookPeople.co.uk that were 'recommended buys', and they were heavily discounted items, so would this mean I got sub-standard products that would take forever to get to me?

Firstly - Buying on the WebSite

Using their site was simple - very clear where to search for the books you want and the checkout process was straight forward.  Pleased to see the option of paypal as its always easier than having to enter credit card details in - especially on new sites.

Delivery

Going with the free standard delivery option when spending over £25 seemed a good choice and within two days the items were delivered in a well packaged box that provided more than enough protection to the contents.  Onto the actual books...

Guess How Much I Love YouGuess how much I love you books

I absolutely love these books, there's something so warming about these stories, and the books themselves are beautiful.

The books depict the different aspects of seasons and how amazing each one is, whether its the new life of plants and animals in the spring, or the changing colours of the Autumn. 

A major part of these books that I love is that it is about the relationship between a father and son, so many children's books are based o a mother and child, often forgetting the father. So it's refreshing to see such a warm book based on a father figure. The colours in these books are warm tones that add to the calming flow of the stories, making these the perfect book for daytime and bedtime reading. 

 

Five Minutes Peace jigsaw book5 minutes peace jigsaw book

Jigsaw books are great, combining two great activities for children to keep them entertained, and a great book to take along with you on travels. 

But sometimes the puzzles on these books can be a bit thin and flimsy, so i was pleasantly surprised when i realised these puzzles pieces were thicker and much more durable. 

This is a timeless story of a mother wanting just 5 minutes peace, every parent can relate to this and your children find it amusing how the baby elephants keep their mummy busy, which I'm sure the child can relate to as well, this is a story that never gets old, I remember reading this with my mum when i was a child, and still enjoy reading it to my children now. 

Little Why

Little Why

This is one of those books that has a clever meaning behind the story, and with a soft cuddly elephant as well, its got to be a winner. The story is about a curious little elephant that wants to be like everyone else he meets and gets into a bit of trouble along the way. However the underlying story behind all this is teaching children to not leave your parents side and that everyone is special in their own way and that you never need to try and be something you're not. A very well written story and beautifully illustrated as well. 

 

 

The Overall BB4BM Verdict

 - 4/5 STARS - A THUMBS UP! -

The process of ordering the books was easy, using their 'recommend' choices gave me a great selection of items, with each of these books being a great read and my eldest child has asked me to read them to her many times since they arrived and I am still enjoying reading them as well.

I would be more than happy to buy from their site again and even use these specific items as baby shower gifts and presents for other parents to enjoy with their children. 

Your Opinion?

What are your experiences with The Book People? Or do you have any experience with using any other comparitive service or site - apart from Amazon!? We would love for you to contribute by adding your comments below.

The Overall BB4BM Verdict

 - 4/5 STARS - A THUMBS UP! -
There was a couple of issues with the finish or printing on some pieces, now these could have been items that had slipped through quality control and i am still more than happy to use the items and have them out for people to see, so therefore, my overall verdict is that these are good products and I would definitely order items produced by this company in the future. I would also recommend this company to a friend if they were looking for an item such as the ones this company produces.  

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The Overall BB4BM Verdict

 - 4/5 STARS - A THUMBS UP! -
There was a couple of issues with the finish or printing on some pieces, now these could have been items that had slipped through quality control and i am still more than happy to use the items and have them out for people to see, so therefore, my overall verdict is that these are good products and I would definitely order items produced by this company in the future. I would also recommend this company to a friend if they were looking for an item such as the ones this company produces.  

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