Win an alphabet puzzle and a super book of first words

These two fabulous Little Word Whizz prizes are perfect for introducing little readers to new words

Get little ones ready to identify letters and words by themselves with a fun puzzle matching game and a beautiful book featuring a new word to learn every day of the year!

We're offering three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on:

365 First Words by Dr Meredith Rowe and Monika Forsberg

This visual encyclopedia of first words gives early readers a chance to learn a new word every day of the year, and introduces first concepts including colours, numbers and shapes, as well as parts of the body, things that go, animals and the world around us.


Compiled in consultation with a Harvard Professor of Early Learning and Development, this book will help your little ones develop their speaking, listening and observational skills as they learn to identify objects.

Alphabet Puzzle, illustrated by Monika Forsberg

This fun matching picture puzzle game helps little ones match letters to words and words to pictures - ideal for very young children taking their first steps towards learning words.

For the chance to win, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Thursday 26 May 2022.

Win an alphabet puzzle and a book of 365 first words

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Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Thursday 26 May 2022.

6. There will be three winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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