Books With The Tag: #toddler books

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Todays #boardbooks are babys first Colors & babys first 123 from DK Books Canada.  This brightly coloured duo with raised textures and a mix of photographic and illustrative elements are ideally designed for baby & toddlers developing sight and touch.  High contrast and lively (we do love a good rainbow here at the blog) they are a great “grow with me” addition to your library and sweet to add to a shower gift too!  DK makes sturdy, quality books to last and these are no exception.  They are ready to endure years of little hands!

Recommended newborn +up.



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Today’s #boardbook feels perfect for a snow day:  Pigs in a Blanket by Hans Wilhelm, illustrated by Erica Salcedo, via @raincoastbooks.  This charming book of rhyme features “blanket flaps” little hands can open to help three pigs start their day.  A lively day of fun and silly antics makes for a fun read-aloud with busy illustrations chalk-full of things to spot!

Bonus blog call-out:  these pigs do everything together regardless of gender and it’s so nice to see activities like tu-tu wearing ballet normalized for everyone! 

A book requested on repeat at our house.  Recommended 2.5+up.



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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 in our continuing Pop Up Peekaboo series with DK Canada, is Pop Up Peekaboo Numbers!  
This bright, cheerful, lap-sized board book counts gently to ten with adorable pop-up counting surprises as a busy bee searches for its family.  We love the peep-inside, generous flaps that reveal sweet, spring-time critters to count.  
This one is highly giftable, great for babies, toddlers, showers, a truly sweet book for any smalls library!  Recommended newborn + up thanks to high contrast imagery and elements that can grow with your small!



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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!



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Today’s #boardbook is a protagonist favourite:  Let’s Find Momo: A Hide and Seek Boardbook by Andrew Knapp via Penguin Random House.  
Momo is an internet famous pup who loves to hide!  This book features large photographic spreads, on one side, four things you must find (one of them is Momo) and on the other, the image you much search.  
Lively, simple and loads of fun, this book is requested on repeat by our three year old small who delights in spotting everything on the list (and the extra teddy bear too!).  A wonderful first search & find for toddlers.  Recommended 2.5 + up!  



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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 #boardbook is:  Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream? via DK Canada, a tour of the four seasons using their ability to support ice cream as a guide.  We love this whimsical tour of seasonal highlights (and we love ice cream!).  Bright colours, high contrast imagery and simple descriptions of seasonal delights make this an ideal book for toddlers with loads of fun things to spot and name. A gentle “first science” book, smalls can explore temperature, weather, plants and animals by season.  A wonderful “call to answer” book as well, our three year old small protagonist enjoyed answering the question “Is it warm enough for ice cream?” with a giggling “Nooooooo!” each time it was not summer.

Recommended for 2+up.



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Today’s #boardbook is Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site: Let’s Go! by Sherri Dusky Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld via @raincoastbooks.  This abbreviated version of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site is perfect for busy smalls with shorter attention spans.  Bright colours, bold machines, satisfying sensory shapes to each page and simple, rhyming text make this a great read for bedtime, nap time, day time, any time!  Lots of call-outs for toddlers excited to try their words.  This a wonderful addition to the series.  Recommended 9 months and up!



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Today’s boardbooks are Pick Me Up Puppy & Pick Me Up Dinosaur from DK Canada, both sturdy, lap size board books with a carrying handle!

We love these busy titles with a gentle, playful narrative inviting smalls to interact, seek and play.  Fun sound effects for grown up read aloud make these a pleasure to share.  There’s something a little magic about handles on boardbooks too because no matter how small the small is, they immediately know that handle is for them.  

Recommended for ages 1.5 & up.



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Today’s board books are part of DK Canada’s Follow the Trail series, provided in exchange for an honest review.

These large, square board books are bright, sturdy and great for little hands.  With themes our littles love they offer ample opportunity for learning and play.  Follow each trail to match, travel and uncover facts!  Recommended 2+up

Head on over to DK Canada’s facebook page and give them a like and/or follow theme HERE on twitter for a chance to win two book of your choice from this great series!  Let me know you entered over HERE on my facebook page and I’ll do the draw tomorrow, December 17th, 2016, at noon.