Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – Review & Giveaway!

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The girls have been fans of Thomas and Friends for as long as I can remember. We often go to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor, in fact Lia has been going since she was four months old. The girls love both reading Thomas books and playing with the characters. So when we were asked to review Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey book and play scene, I knew they were going to love it.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review

Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – The Book

I love reading with the girls and any book that can keep both of them engaged scores top marks from me. Pop-Up books are always the most exciting kind and this one didn’t disappoint.

The story follows Thomas’ Journey out of the station. You have to follow the track to find out where he’s going today.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewHe heads off over the level crossing and the Signalman asks where he’s going next. It’s time to follow the track again to find out.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewNext Thomas stops at the water tower to fill his boiler and the children call out to see where he’s going. Then we follow the track over to the next page.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewThomas’ exciting journey takes him under the bridge and past the cows. They wonder where he’s off to so we follow the track again to see.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewThomas makes his way through the Docks and his friend Cranky the Crane asks where he’s going. Finally it’s time to follow the track one last time to see his destination.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewAnd as it’s a sunny day, Thomas has decided to make his way to the beach and spend the day by the sea.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewWhen you get to the end of the story, it’s time to open it out and see Sodor come to life.

Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – The Play Scene

The play scene very cleverly makes use of all the pages in the book. You can carefully open them out to create a large play-mat. The box that Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey comes in also contains some cardboard characters.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - ReviewChildren can use the characters to re-enact Thomas’ journey, or invent their own stories. What I loved the most about the play scene was that both girls were happy to play on it together. It’s big enough for them to do their own thing if they don’t want to play the same game.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review

Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – The Characters

I love the detail in Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey because on the other side of each page, you will find some information about all the characters and places. The girls enjoyed finding out a bit about them all and incorporated what they’d learnt when they were using the play scene.Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review Thomas' Big Pop-Up Journey - Review-1

Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – Giveaway

If you have children of a similar age to mine, I bet they can’t wait to get their hands on Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey. You can enter the competition to win one via the Rafflecopter below. Please check out my competition terms and conditions before entering. Don’t forget to check out my other competitions too, there are some brilliant prizes up for grabs.

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41 thoughts on “Thomas’ Big Pop-Up Journey – Review & Giveaway!

  1. Cassie

    We love Thomas. It’s one of those children’s programs I fail to get bored of too and there are so many episodes. The books are fab too and by far my little boys fav. We have been to a Thomas steam railway event and to ride on Thomas was such a great day. I just know my little George would enjoy this as much as your girls did ☺️

  2. Rachel Craig

    Thomas, as he has an Uncle Thomas he is really fond of. He was absolutely Delighted when he first was treated to Thomas and Friends merchandise.

  3. Kellie Steed

    My son loves Hiro because about a ear ago his Daddy was lucy enough to go to Japan with work and he brought back some bullet train toys, which my son is now obsessed with and every time we go on a train he asks if it’s a bullet train. He also has Japanese cousins, so it’s all very exciting for him!

  4. A Cornish Mum

    So cute! When the boys were small, one of their favourite books was a Thomas the Tank Engine one that folded out and came with a wind up Thomas. The book turned into a big track for it to run around, so they always knew after reading it, they could play trains.

    Stevie x
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