Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! by Ian Whybrow & Ed Eaves
My daughter loves Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! with its touch and feel animals and its simple, repetitive, rhyming text. It’s a perfect bedtime read for the littlest of people.
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…
UPSYDOWN TOWN by Beth Shoshan and Sue Hendra
We love a bit of nonsense in our house so UPSYDOWN TOWN is very well read! It isn’t really a story, just a lovely nonsensical description of a land where everything is a bit topsy turvy. Fun elements include fish and various other animals flying in the sky, birds swimming in the sea, thin elephants, trains…
Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale
Dinosaur Dig is a great first counting book for any child obsessed with dinosaurs and transport. It introduces ten different kinds of dinosaur and ten different types of heavy duty machinery (all the dinosaurs and vehicles are labelled at the beginning and end of the book) and puts a heavy emphasis on dirt! The pictures…
Supermarket Zoo by Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves
Supermarket Zoo is an amusing, brightly coloured story with a very surprising twist!