Today’s #boardbook feels perfect for a snow day: Pigs in a Blanket by Hans Wilhelm, illustrated by Erica Salcedo, via @raincoastbooks. This charming book of rhyme features “blanket flaps” little hands can open to help three pigs start their day. A lively day of fun and silly antics makes for a fun read-aloud with busy illustrations chalk-full of things to spot!
Bonus blog call-out: these pigs do everything together regardless of gender and it’s so nice to see activities like tu-tu wearing ballet normalized for everyone!
A book requested on repeat at our house. Recommended 2.5+up.
Happy May 1st everyone from our blog! Baby shower season continues and what better book to blog next then a Hedgehugs book from @raincoastbooks by UK husband and wife team Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper.
Today’s title is Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar a sweet-as-pie little board book featuring Horace & Hattie, the very best of friends. This is the second title in this series. The first title is Hedgehugs and the story behind these two hedgehogs is a delight. (Watch an interview with Steve Wilson & Lucy Tapper talking about it here).
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar is a Very Hungry Caterpillar with hedgehogs! Adorable and sweet, a gorgeous, colourful read for smalls aged newborn and up. Lucy Tapper’s patterns in the illustrations are from her own children’s baby clothes, which she didn’t want to give up. These books are literally built with a mother’s love and it shines through in the viewing.
A wonderful shower gift for parents to be and a story that can grown with your child to be enjoyed for years.
Bonus blog call-out: Tiny bug friends appear throughout the pages and our own small loved finding the ladybug (red is our favourite colour).