Rosie is obsessed with the book ‘Birds’ by Marion Billet. It’s a simple book but lovely for her age. Each page displays a different bird and you can press a button to hear the sound the bird makes. R absolutely loves to point to the bird and then press the button. She claps when the sound comes on. She can often be found looking at this book!
Rosie’s other favourite at the moment is ‘Wheres Mr Lion?’ by Ingela Arrhenius. Again a simple book aimed at under twos. Each page asks “Where is…?” And each page has a felt flap that needs to be lifted to find the animal. Mr Lion is based on safari animals but there are other books in the series that focuses on different groups of animals. The felt flaps are a great added texture, fab for little hands to grab and they’re attatched well. R loves lifting the flap books but she has ripped a few off before. These seem pretty tough though!
Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. I’m so glad she loves this book, it was one of my favourites as a child. Evie is really interested in space and in particular the moon, so this was always going to be up her street. The little bear sets out on an adventure just before his bath. His imagination takes him to the moon in his little cardboard box! It’s inspired E to turn her own cardboard box into a rocket!
Another one of Evie’s favorites at the moment is Here comes the sun by Karl Newson and Muggy Blanco. This was gifted to us in a book swap and we’ve really been enjoying it. A sweet little tale about an owl who stays up all night to see what happens during the day. Great for helping little ones understanding the difference between night and day and explaining nocturnal animals.
Finally we have a non-fiction book- The book of shapes by Sarah Dyer. We also have The book of colours and The book of opposites. All three have been a big hit but in particular the shapes. I don’t know if it’s a phase toddlers go through but E is really interested in shapes at the moment and this book has wonderful illustrations to help spot shapes in our environment and to name shapes. This book is from a wonderful online bookshop called Small Print Books. As the name suggests, they specialise in children’s books that are not widely available. Such great service and choice of books. Great if you’re looking for something a bit different!
What books are your little ones enjoying at the moment?
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