E received a wonderful little Usborne Slide & See Under the Sea book to try out.
I think that this is a really great first book for little ones. It is a board book so you don't have to worry about little hands ripping the pages and destroying it. There are only five pages so little ones aren't likely to get bored and their attention will fully be on the book.
Each page shows animals that live in or around the sea and they have sliding panels so you can make the animals hide or move. I didn't think E would really know what to do but, to my surprise, when I showed her she tried to move them herself! This is great for developing your child's motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. The bright pages really capture her attention too. Her big brother also loves it. He likes to move the panels but it's also great for teaching him the animals too.
This book retails at £7.99 and you can purchase it directly from the Usborne website.