Books With The Tag: #baby shower gifts

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Today’s adorable tiny finger-puppet #boardbooks are:  Baby Orca Finger Puppet Book & Baby Piglet Finger Puppet Book from @raincoastbooks & illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang.

This sweet series includes a permanent finger puppet in each book for interactive reading and play.  Simple text follows a day in the life of these cute baby animals.  

I’m chuffed these two books are releasing together in mid-March because it let me photograph: orca & piglet super friends!  How cute do they look together?  So cute.

There is truly one of these books for everyone’s favourite animal or super friend combo!  A delightful treat in your small’s library and an irresistible gift for babies new or toddling.  Recommended newborn +up (bonus: 3 & 4 year olds love these too!)



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Today’s beautiful lift-the-flap #boardbooks are Peek-a-baby Farm & Peek-a-baby Ocean by Mike Orodan via @raincoastbooks​.  These adorable parent & baby peekaboo books are publishing in March and we love love LOVED them at our house.

Highlights:
 - stunning high contrast colour palettes perfect for baby’s developing eyes!

 - variety of animals (hooray for otters, octopus and donkeys!  We don’t usually see these guys!)

 - some mention of Mama & Daddy but some just animal titles allowing for a variety of parent names besides the classics!

 - each book finishing on bedtime (GLORY!) and gently illustrating some tender co-sleeping

 - chunky shaped pages and flaps great for little hands to use!

These books are as lovely for a new baby as for my inquisitive four year old who enjoyed learning baby animals names and easily turning pages and flaps himself before bed.  A gorgeous addition to any small’s library and sweet baby shower gifts!  Recommended Newborn & Up!



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Today’s #boardbook is Nita’s First Signs by Kathy MacMillan, illustrated by Sara Brezzi via @raincoastbooks.  This unique, pull-tab board book teaches basic sign language for you and your baby!  We loved reading this simple story about manners, play and then trying out all the signs for ourselves!  

This sweet book would make a lovely baby shower gift and is equally enjoyed by toddler and preschool smalls, eager to learn new things!  Recommended newborn+up!  A special book for families to share.



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Today’s #boardbook is a really fun novelty title: Quantum Computing for Babies by Chris Ferrie and Whurley via @raincoastbooks.  This simplified version of a very complex idea is part of an adorable series for babies!

We might have a soft spot for this title here at the blog because we have a Daddy who works in IT!

We love this simple, high contrast tour of how computers solve problems.  The shapes and colours are perfect for new eyes and the content is perfect for every computer/IT/science geek in your life.  An amazing shower gift!  Recommended newborn+up, a giftable, notable board book!



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Today on the blog we begin a three day review of Petite Boutique books, which has a line made exclusively for Indigo/Chapters “Indigo Baby” brand.  These quality board books and cards are rich with the lively and adorable illustrations of the talented Veronique Petit and value priced for Indigo’s Bargain section.  Costco Mama’s take note!  Gorgeous books at a gorgeous price!  Published by Make Believe Ideas.

First up today are:  We Live in Canada a Lift the Flap and Touch & Feel board book.  And Nursery Rhymes, a board book with CD.

We always love a tour of Canadian animals here at the blog and We Live in Canada is a bright, tour de force of Canadian cuties in a bright yet earthy colour palette we really enjoy.  Sturdy lift the flaps and soft touch and feel elements make this interactive book a delight for little hands. Recommended 6 months+up.

Bonus blog call-out: That little goose though…<3

Nursery Rhymes is a trove of classics, busy with bold, lively imagery and brought to life with a compilmentary CD!  An excellent gift for new parents to enjoy with their smalls from newborn+up!

Thanks to Indigo’s Bargain Kids Buyer for sending these lovely books to us for review!  More to come this week, so stay tuned!



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Calling all the doggy Mama’s, HERE is the board book for you!  Todays book is Heads & Tails by NYT’s Bestselling Pet Photographer Carli Davidson via @raincoastbooks & @chroniclebooks!  This adorable anatomy book features a variety of our furry friends and teaches smalls the names of their parts, just like ours!

Stunning photography set high-contrast on white is excellent for developing eyes.  A perfect baby shower gift from or for a doggy lover!  We love this unique board book for smalls aged newborn & up!  WOOF WOOF!



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Today’s board book is I’ll Never Let You Go by Smriti Prasadam-Halls & illustrated by Alison Brown via @raincoastbooks a gorgeous, rhyming story from parent to child with rich illustrations and colour palette.  
I’m highlighting great baby shower gift books this April because it is baby shower season in retail (my old life) and because buying a gift for a new baby is a truly special occasion.  The choice of a book is often as much for the parent as for their little one someday in the future.  If your friend or family member has been waiting for a little one, if you know they are embracing every magic, love-filled lead up to their birth, this is one of the titles I recommend adding to your gift.
A gentle tour of the special bond between parent and child this book is one long, lovely hug in words and pictures.  

Recommended newborn + up.



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Today’s title in our week of #myfirst with DK Canada is My First Farm.  This little board book packs lots of colourful punch with vivid photography, simple vocabulary and beautiful scenery!  Another title your little ones can grow with from high contrast imagery that’s perfect for new eyes to spreads filled with things to spot and name as they get older!

Recommended newborn + up, a great shower gift!

Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of the week where you can enter to win EVERY SINGLE BOOK you see in the first photo!  A wonderful first library for a baby!



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April is here and that means it’s Baby Shower Season - and although this season can technically be any time of year, there is a burst of it in Spring time!  So April’s theme will be baby’s first library, those special board books that make great shower gifts to treasure & enjoy with your precious new small!

I’ve paired up with the wonderful DK Canada to spend this first week showing you each of the books in their “my first” series.  Bright, high contrast imagery and simple, educational themes make these books great firsts for your smalls.

Tune in at the end of the week for your chance to win every book in the series!  That’s right, every book you see in the first photo could be yours!

First up today is My First Pets, a colourful tour of the many kinds of pets you can have.  Bonus blog call-out for including birds, which are often skipped!  (We are a parakeet house!)  Names, babies and basic anatomy are all included in the page spreads here so these books can grow with your baby right into toddlerhood!
Recommended newborn + up!



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Today’s picture books are Mamasaurus & Papasaurus by Stephan Lomp via @chroniclebooks & @raincoastbooks.  Mamasaurus is available now & Papasaurus releases in May, just in time for Father’s Day.

These were provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, after I saw the covers and squee’d & requested them to review because: ADORABLE DINOSAURS!

These sweet books totally lived up to their beautiful covers!  The classic “Have you seen my Mama/Papa?” storyline featuring the cutest baby dinosaurs you will see this year.  Gorgeous gift books for new parents and dinosaur loving smalls!  Recommended for all ages, prehistoric + up!