All babies and toddlers enjoy making a mess - despite their carers' best efforts! They will take huge delight in this fun-packed first picture book, either with grown-ups or by themselves. It features straightforward text and stimulating word play on everyday activities that little ones will identify with. The say-and-point style encourages word skills and recognition in youngsters. It is full of clear, cheerful photographs of children just like them, making a mess while having meals, playing with sand, doing some gardening, unwrapping presents, and painting with brushes or fingers - or even feet! Lots of things are messy, aren't they? But that just makes them more enjoyable! Lunch is messy. Look, no spoon! Juice is messy. Whoops! Making cakes is messy. The mixture is all sticky...and the icing is all runny...but the cakes are delicious! Making a collage is messy. Oh no - the paper has stuck to her hand! This special padded boardbook will bring a smile to any little one's face. It has been designed to capture a child's attention with images and ideas that he or she will readily respond to.Meanwhile, the parent, guardian or teacher can point to and repeat the words and simple phrases. This book is an ideal first step towards reading - even if it does involve a messy footprint or two!