Square, circle, oval, heart: here is a book of simple shapes that your baby will enjoy recognising. The shapes are printed on sparkling holographic foil in a range of rich colours and textures - who can resist touching them and following the outlines? The same shapes are printed in repeating patterns on the opposite page - can you match them? The book is built to last, on shiny coloured board, with safe rounded corners. Babies love books. Right from the start, they love to listen to voices and look at pictures. Babies are born with the need to communicate. Research shows that they begin to take an interest in voices and faces as soon as they are born.Reading to babies helps them learn to listen and to recognise and imitate the sounds they hear. They will benefit from books long before they are ready to learn to read. A toddler's brain contains twice as many connections as an adult's, so we have more capacity to learn in infancy than at any other time. Some parents find it easy to talk to babies, but others don't. This book, and the others in the series, will help to prompt parents who are unsure how to start. Babies love familiar things, and they will enjoy sharing these books time and time again.