I have no real definition of who “the little ones” are, but we started reading to our two from the word go!! So I guess these books can be for anybody – especially those sub 6 months!! (But they have appeal beyond that too!)
My big animal book, by Roger Priddy. We inherited this book from a friend. You could already see that the book was well loved! I didn’t think too much of it.. until, Red Ted couldn’t keep his hands off it! He loved it. He loves it. Pip Squeak loves it. I guess all young children adore animals (especially cute fluffy ones) and bright colours. Big images. Sweet. Definitely one for the little ones…
Bedtime Star (Baby Bright) Rag Book – This was a new baby gift that we received for Red Ted. It has been used intensely – it was read to Red Ted as his first regular bedtime read (it has squeaky, jingly and crinkly bits). Fabulous. For a related craft project look at Red Ted making a star sky for Pip Squeak.
The “That’s not my ..” range, Fiona Watts. This is a gorgeously addictive touchy feely range. We have a total of four of these books (Monster, Puppy, Reindeer & Penguin) and I have to restrain myself from buying more!! I guess the main value of these is it’s simplistic images with great textures. Red Ted enjoyed these from about 6 months onwards. And now likes to “browse” through them by himself. The monster one has particularly good textures! Pip Squeak (5 months) adores the Puppy one - on two of the pages she can really “grab” the fur and give it a good tug!!