Baby and toddler book choices…


Press Here

This book is so good, Daisy and Bobby loved this when they were little (and still love it now when we dig it out). It is a fabulously interactive book which invites children to use their imaginations.


The book begins with a simple yellow dot and the instruction to press here and turn the page. More dots appear, and the reader is urged to tap this one or rub this one, gently. The dots multiply, change and generally react, so it seems, to the child’s response. It helps to teach them colours, counting and how to follow instructions, whilst developing their motor skills. No flashing lights, no flaps or pull outs just simple illustrations.


I highly recommend this and like I say it is not just for small children. Another fabulous book is Alphabet.


ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book

Beautiful illustrations and very clever. In this book the text is very simple, A is for apple, B is for balloon. However what is special about the book is that each page is in honour of that letter, so on the D page you will find a dog, doughnut, door and also an envelope, which gives you a little hint as to what will be on the next page. I was prompted to write this post tonight as Daisy and Bob had been reading this together in bed last night and they were having a competition to see who could find the most items. Alison Jay’s books are all worth buying, seriously, check out I Took the Moon for a Walk and Alison Jay Counting – Board Book: A Child’s First 123


Happy Lion

Finally this has to be one of Bobby’s firm favourites. A story about a lion in a Zoo, who people love to come and say ‘bonjour’ to. One day his cage is left open and he decides to go and see all his friends, but when he tries to say hello they all run away in terror. A lovely story of friendship and one I think Daisy, Bobby and I nearly know off by heart.

Shelley x

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  1. July 11, 2016 / 5:33 am

    Some awesome books there – and I’ve ordered Press Here on Book Depository cos it sounds so good. I love books that make kids think out of the box and also to learn to read instructions properly..

    • July 11, 2016 / 6:52 am

      Excellent, I hope you love it, you’ll have to let me know how you get on x

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