Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Press Here is very original, very unique and like no other book that we have on our bookshelf. It’s not a storybook, more an interactive game book which is best read aloud especially when you read it to a group of children. It isn’t the easiest book to describe but here goes….!
Tom & Millie’s Great Big Treasure Hunt by Guy Parker-Rees
Tom & Millie’s Great Big Treasure Hunt is a first adventure story which introduces counting, colours and shapes through Guy Parker-Rees’ fantastically detailed illustrations. We spend lots of time poring over each page to see what all the animals are doing while we are helping Tom and Millie to hunt for clues.
Elmer, Rose and Super El by David McKee
The first Elmer book about a patchwork elephant and his friends has always been my favourite of the Elmer stories and it is usually my daughter’s first choice from the Elmer stories that we have. However, we have just met Super El, the flying superhero elephant!
Baby Touch Rhyme Book / Baby Touch Playbook
A friend asked if I could recommend some first books for her eight month old daughter and both my daughter and I loved the two Baby Touch books that we had. The books are fairly big with two rounded corners and have bold, bright, colourful pictures. A variety of textured materials are used which make…
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
What happens when you mix primary colours together? This is a really simple story that introduces children to the concept of colour mixing in a fun way and inspired us to get our paints out.
First 100 Words board book by Roger Priddy
First 100 Words is a colourful, chunky, soft covered board book that is perfect for the littlest of hands. Each word has a full colour photograph on a patchwork coloured background and each double page spread is organised into a different category, for example food, colours, transport, pets.
Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul
The Story: Winnie the Witch lives in a black house with her black cat Wilbur. She can see Wilbur when his eyes are open but when he sleeps she often sits on him or trips over him. Her first spell to solve the problem means that Winnie can’t see Wilbur in the garden and the second…
Where’s the Bus? by Eileen Browne & James Croft
Where’s The Bus? is a gentle, amusing story about two friends waiting for a bus. As readers we notice far more than the two characters, Rabbit and Mouse, who are mystified by the lack of buses arriving!