Books With The Tag: #farm animals

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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 book is Big Red Barn from DK Canada a sturdy lap book filled with flaps & sounds.

Matt the Cat is looking for little grey mouse.  Each spread features a little grey tail disappearing behind a window, door or barn, as Matt searches for his friend.  Behind every flap is a light activated animal sound!  In bright lights these sounds work by themselves, in dimmer light a flash light works great and smalls LOVE shining a light to make a sound!

A sweet punchline finishes this bright, fun, farm animal book:  Matt the Cat is hunting little grey mouse because he’s hungry–and mouse cooks him amazing meals!  Chef mouse waits behind the last flap, hard at work on Matt’s breakfast.

A wonderful, lively read filled with fun farm animal sounds!  Recommended 1.5+up.  A great book to give as a gift!



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Today’s two titles in our “Week of DK” are a pair of Really Feely touch & feel books via DK Books Canada:  Really Feely Farm and Really Feely Baby Animals.

Theres lots to love in these titles:

- We love that the imagery is simple and clean against a white backdrop because the textures are the busy part, helping little ones focus their senses

 - Two distinctly different touch and feel elements per animal

 - Quality, these are touch & feel books to stand up to busy hands (as tested by my 2 year old).  Sturdy spines, thick pages and a special call-out to the cow & sheep textures which were quite authentic!

 - A good size - small enough to travel, but big enough that you don’t lose out on the visuals

 - Little fun details like the foot prints of each animal on the page & things the animals like to eat or play with as well

These stand-out titles are great for busy babies aged 6 months + up and fab for busy animal loving toddlers too.  A bright, brilliant add to any shower gift!