Here’s a handful of board books to entertain your little ones courtesy of the Little Tiger Group:
ABC of Kindness
Patricia Hegarty and Summer Macon
Rhyming couplets by Patricia Hegarty together with Summer Macon’s small scenes of super cute animal characters showing the way make for a lovely reminder of the important things in life.
For instance, there’s ‘Cc is being caring in everything you do. / Dd is for dear ones – who mean the world to you!’
The pastel backgrounds to the kindnesses illustrated complement the softly spoken text in a lovely introduction to the behaviours we’d all like to see in little humans. Perfect for sharing and talking about.
Cook with Me: Bunny Makes Breakfast
Kathryn Smith and Seb Braun
Big Mummy invites her Little Bunny to share in the creation of a ‘yummy breakfast’ but what are they going to cook? They already have butter, flour and maple syrup, but that’s not all they need.
Out they go and pick juicy berries, collect eggs from the hens, and creamy milk from the cow.
Back in the kitchen comes the fun, messy part of mixing all the ingredients and by the time the delicious aroma comes wafting from the cooker, Little Bunny has worked out what their surprise meal will be. Hmmm!
Kathryn Smith’s is a story with a bonus – the final spread includes a recipe book – Bunny Oliver’s Breakfast for Bunnies.
With flaps to explore on every one of Seb Braun’s engaging spreads, this is a tasty little book for sharing with small humans – preferably not at breakfast time though in case of sticky fingers.
Curious Kids: Sea and Shore
Jonny Marx and Christine Engel
From early morning to sunset, there’s a wealth of wildlife to enjoy at the seaside.
This board book format non-fiction title presents in eight spreads, snippets of factual information about some of the marine creatures to be found in and around our seas from seagulls
to seahorses, octopuses to turtles.
There’s a pop-up feature on each bold, bright spread and observant eyes can also look for marine flora both in the sea and on the shore.
With the seaside likely to be off-limits for some time, maybe one way to remind little ones of its delights is with Christiane Engle’s sturdy book.
Also out in boardbook format now is:
Bee: Nature’s Tiny Miracle
Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup
I reviewed the original hard cover edition of this smashing book that absolutely buzzes with bee-uty almost 4 years ago and it’s great to see it in a sturdy format for tinies: Britta’s illustrations are stunning.