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!)
Today’s lift-the-flap counting #boardbook is Animal 123 by talented illustrator Jonny Lambert via DK Canada.
An instant hit at our house, this sturdy, colourful counting book has ALL the flaps: side flaps, top flaps, DOUBLE FLAPS and things to find and count in every scene. Our newly minted 4 year old small protagonist LOVES it on repeat and so I can’t say enough about a great counting book. It starts out a fabulous, high contrast, sturdy and exciting touch & see book for your baby and grows with them through every stage until they are playing seek & find with every page and naming animals like a pro! The DK quality really shines through on this book and Jonny Lambert’s illustrations are a delight!
Recommended 3 months & up for counters & animals lovers big & small!
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.
- 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!
Since it’s International Dinosaur Month, it’s the perfect time to blog a few dinosaur books from DK Canada’s online Dinosaur Boutique! Up today: Roar Roar Baby Dinosaur!
This chunky board book features lift the flaps both big and small and flap-activated dinosaur sounds! The sounds are solar powered so if you’re enjoying this read at night, have a little flashlight handy for your small!
There’s a lot to love in this read:
- Adorable dinosaur hide & seek
- Handy phonetic pronunciations for grown-ups
- Amazing dinosaur sounds!
Our favourite hands-down is the snoring of the sleeping triceratops! Adored by my 3 year old small. A wonderful dinosaur book to enjoy with smalls 1.5 & up!
Today in our Pop-Up Peekaboo series with DK Canada it’s Pop-Up Peekboo Bedtime! Can Big Bunny collect his many friends from their hiding places for bedtime? Lift the flaps to find out!
We love the gentler, more bed-time friendly palette in this book and the playful hide-and-seek, perfect for winding down for night time (especially for my hide-and-seek obsessed small!).
A wonderful book to gift or add to your own library. Recommended newborn+up!
We’re back with more Pop-Up Peekaboo delights this week via DK Canada. Today’s book is: Pop-Up Peekaboo Things That Go, a wonderful hide-and-seek style story featuring vehicles of land, sea and air! We love the many different directions each sturdy flap opens to! The detail and quality of the pop-ups is ideal for little hands. A wonderful, bright, read in a nice lap-sized board book. Great for smalls newborn + up, a great baby shower gift and equally adored by older toddler smalls who can name objects, colours and scenes with pride!
Today’s #boardbook starts a 2 week blitz of wonderful DK Canada books on the blog and finishes with a 3-book giveaway on February 16th!
First up: Colours with Ladybug, a lively, sparkly, finger-trail tale following a ladybug who collects a boot in every colour of the rainbow. Each page explores a colour and has a finger trail your small can trace to find ladybug’s next boot.
This bright, high-contrast, texture filled book is wonderful for babies developing eyes and sense of touch. We love rainbows here at the blog and our 3 year old protagonist asked for this book on repeat, delighted to call out colours, vocabulary and trails as he recognized them. So we recommend this book for babies 6 months+up and toddlers too. A book to grow with them that will be rediscovered at each stage with new things to enjoy.