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!
We’re wrapping up our Pop-Up Peekaboo series with DK Canada by featuring Pop-Up Peekaboo Dinosaur! This bold, colourful, lift-the-flap follows baby t-rex as he searches for his mother. Exciting baby dinosaur pop-ups galore from logs, to leaves to hatching eggs. Great for small dinosaur fans (and their dinosaur loving grown-ups too!) Recommended 2+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!
Annnnd we’re back! This week with the fabulous DK Canada Publishing for a week of Pop-up Peekaboo books to delight your smalls!
First up is Pop-Up Peekaboo Pumpkin because I don’t know about you guys, but at the first hint of a chill breeze, there were pumpkins on my doorstep. All hail Autumn.
We love Pop-Up Peekaboo Pumpkin! A sturdy, lap-size board book filled with Halloween imagery–but in friendly, stuffy toy form for smalls to enjoy without a scare. Huge peekaboo flaps are great for little hands and gorgeous, high contrast Halloween colours are perfect for developing eyes. A Halloween classic to enjoy for many years to come. Recommended ages 1.5 & up!
The last book in our week of DK Canada is Sophie’s Big Busy Play Book. Sophie the Giraffe has stood the test of time as a beloved baby toy and we at the blog have found the books published by DK for this character consistently wonderful. Every Sophie book is a requested favourite at our house.
Sophie’s Big Busy Play Book is a lap sized board book with lift the flaps, textures and peekaboo holes perfect for little hands (and always a fave with my small from a year old and onwards!) We love the bright colours tempered into Sophie’s soothing pastels and the wonderful themes on each two page spread. Quality textures are big and satisfying for curious fingers and the vocabulary satisfied my 2.5 year old who declared with delight “Look Mama, the sun is behind this cloud!”
We love this big, beautiful addition to the Sophie the Giraffe library collection. A great gift for your smalls or for baby showers & tiny toddler birthdays too! Recommended 6 months +up.
Check out our facebook page today, October 27th, 2017, for a giveaway!