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Count with Little  Fish – Lucy Cousins

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Walker Books Australia

ISBN: 9781406374193
Imprint: Walker
April 1, 2018
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
This has to be one of the cutest board books I’ve seen in a long time! We all know Lucy Cousins vibrant and expressive illustrative style and this underwater journey with some very funky fish is just a delight.

Babies and toddlers alike will be entranced with the rhythmic text, alliteration, and onomatopoeia following the antics of Little Fish and his finned friends. Count from 1 to 10 with some very cute and colourful fishies with your favourite tiny person!

Perfect as a gift or for your kindy shelves this is a great little fun book!

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The Crayons’ Book of Numbers – Drew Daywalt/Oliver Jeffers Harper Collins

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Harper Collins

  • ISBN:9780008212865
  • ISBN 10: 0008212864
  • Imprint: HarperCollins – GB
  • On Sale: 24/10/2016

RRp $14.99

 

Since the first appearance of the ‘Crayons’ they have been very firm favourites with readers of all ages but of course, especially little people.

This delightful board book is a great introduction to these colourful personalities particularly for the tiniest of book-lovers.

Duncan has lost his crayons! The reader is invited to help find them and count all ten. Each page of course features its own colour with a typically quirky comment from the featured crayon – and naturally an illustration which highlights its character.

Little ones will love this and counting books are always so popular! This one does double duty helping toddlers and upwards learn both numbers and colours.

Highly recommended as a terrific addition to a Santa sack for a special little person in your life.

Lift and Look – Dinosaurs/Space

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Dinosaurs (Lift and Look)

Published: 01-02-2016

ISBN: 9781408864067

Imprint: Bloomsbury Activity Books

RRP: $12.99

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Space (Lift and Look)

Published: 01-02-2016
ISBN: 9781408864074
Imprint: Bloomsbury Activity Books
RRP: $12.99

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These beautiful sturdy board books are just an absolute delight!

With large lift up flaps they are perfect for small hands and will withstand much loving re-reading.

Little ones can begin to learn the names of some favourite dinosaurs as they explore where they are hiding or share a trip to the moon and come home again for a lively space party.

Vibrantly colourful illustrations are matched perfectly with simple text in large clear font.

I predict these will be great favourites with any small humans in your reading circle. Keep a watch out for forthcoming titles School and Garden.

Highly recommended for babies to toddlers.

Once I Heard a Little Wombat – Renee Treml

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Penguin Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780857987396

Published: 03/08/2015

Imprint: Random House Australia Children’s

 

RRP $14.99

 

Renee Treml has presented another beautiful book for little ones with this re-working of an old nursery rhyme, Once I Saw a Little Bird; and given children a wonderful opportunity to hop, jump, flop and more as the rhythmic text unfolds.

 

Baby Australian animals romp throughout this board book and Renee’s illustrations are as always just delightful.

 

Simple but bound to be a favourite with tiny tots, we know a little babe who will love this one!

 

Highly recommended for little humans of your acquaintance – with Christmas coming up this would be perfect to pop into a Santa sack for someone small and special.

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My First Elmer Collection – David McKee

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Random House

9781783441792
Published: 7 Aug 2014

Four ELMER board books in one handy package!

Elmer’s Colours
Elmer’s Day
Elmer’s Friends
Elmer’s Weather

Shrinkwrapped in an attractive card wrapper to make a gorgeous gift for a young baby and an esssential addition to every playgroup and nursery school’s book shelves.

Fact: Everyone loves elephants.

Fact: Everyone loves Elmer.

Well, that’s how it works in our family and I have to say, that I have not shared Elmer with any Lower School humans who have not had a similar response!

And now, in the 25th anniversary year of Elmer stories, here is the dinkiest, cutest little series/set to gift to miniscule people in your circle.  As we know, reading starts with the smallest of children if it is to be a lifelong habit and this perfectly sweet collection of four Elmer board books is a super way to start your favourite little one off on such a journey.

Each little board book is sturdy, well designed – and particularly important, the exactly right size for small dimpled hands to clasp onto and wave around excitedly.

As one might expect, vibrant colours abound and are accompanied by simple text to which tinies will relate well. I cannot recommend these highly enough. As well as the joys of the stories and colourful illustrations, simple concepts are shared. For example, in Elmer’s Friends the reader is introduced to those friends with comments such as ‘Hello Snake. You’re longer than anybody’.

While these might not suit everyone’s school library – those with Early Childhood centres or who accommodate younger siblings might differ – they are certainly a gorgeous gift for the small people in your life.

Read about the evolution of Elmer here and the always wonderful Sparklebox has heaps of resources here.

And now, sit back and enjoy an Elmer experience here.

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