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!
Today’s little #boardbook is Hello, Love! by Japanese artist Taro Miura via @raincoastbooks. Coming to bookstores on Christmas Eve of this year!
This sweet, simple board book illustrates adorable affection between animals with sparse, tender text and finishes with a family snuggle. High contrast colours make it ideal for new eyes and it’s small enough in size for little hands to enjoy.
We loved this sweet little baby book and would be thrilled to see versions with more diverse families at the end!
Recommended newborn+up, a great shower gift for a new baby.