Books With The Tag: #love

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Are you looking for this year’s Valentine’s Book to share with your small that will live on as a sweet, timeless classic?  This deLIGHTful board book, I Love You, Little One from DK Canada, will charm you and your babe.

Featuring a cover with a light up moon and a gorgeous colour palette of animals telling their little ones how much they love them, this sweet little book is the perfect gift to parents & smalls.  Cuddle up for a bedtime of moon gazing with animals around the world, on land and sea.

We love the animal choices, silhouette artwork and expressions of love on each page.  A book easily read to your baby, your toddler, your small child…just an excellent addition to the library.  Wonderful shower gift too!  Recommended newborn+up, for adoring parents & their smalls near and far.



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Today’s #picturebook is just in time for Father’s Day:  Dad By My Side by Soosh via Little Brown Books (HBG Canada).  This water colour illustration started as a series of individual images that went viral online depicting a larger-than-life father figure and his small child.  Now it is a collection of beautiful tributes to the special qualities of a Dad.

It’s worth reading Soosh’s artist statement about the book and the illustration style, which is based on her feelings of what a father represents and appears as to a child’s eye.  The warmth, comfort, laughter and support of a father are depicted with real feeling in this book and we enjoyed reading this together with the special Dad in our life!  Recommended for ages birth & onwards, a lovely father’s day read & gift for new dad’s.



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Happy Valentine’s Day from us to you!  It’s bunny love for us today on the blog with two cotton-tailed board books from DK Canada!

First up:  Pick Me Up Bunny - a lively bunny board book with a handle for small hands.  Join Bouncer the bunny as he quests for a delicious carrot and shares with all his friends.  A simple, gentle book about friendship and sharing, perfect for smalls 1+up.  

Second Up:  Baby Touch & Feel I Love You It wouldn’t be valentine’s without a little book full of love and this bunnies, babies and baby animals book delivers cuddles, snuggles, friendship and smiles, finishing with a peekaboo mirror for baby!  A wonderful first Valentine book to share with your babe that can be enjoyed well into toddlerhood with soft textures for little hands to find.  Recommended 6 months+up!

From our Small Protagonist to you, may your Valentine’s be a lovely day with your small(s) to cuddle and enjoy!  And may these bunnies encourage Spring to come early for all!



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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.