Six page-turners to warm little hearts
Warm the hearts and tickle the minds of your little ones with these enchanting new page-turners.
Hooray for Birds!
Lucy Cousins, RRP$27.99, Candlewick Press.
From the award-winning artist and creator of Maisy comes this celebration of all things avian. Full of energy and life, the brilliant pictures are a party for little eyes, and the text is a call to imaginary play. Take on birds’ habits and hobbies with your honorary fledgling – swooping, soaring, flapping and pecking, before nestling in to bed. We could all do with a bird’s eye view.
I Love You
Clemency Pearce, RRP$14.99, Nosy Crow.
This small book packs a big happiness punch, leveraging off the limitless power of those three very special little words: I love you. With impressive brevity and cheery patchwork-esque illustrations, a host of cute woodland creatures demonstrate how hearing these words can lift and encourage us, while also reminding us of the sweet satisfaction of saying them.
The Unexpected Love Story of Alfred Fiddleduckling
Timothy Basil Ering, RRP$27.99, Walker Books.
This is the fantastical story of a farmer, a dancing dog, a fiddle, and one brave, tiny musical duckling. Journey with the author-illustrator through wild weather and raw emotions. With achingly beautiful illustrations resounding with carefully chosen words, this is about nature, music and companionship, and the power of all three combined.
Ben Newman, RRP$27.99, Flying Eye Books.
The illustrations are bold and gumptious, and so are the cheeky characters they bring to life. A line-up of optimistic animals profess their bravery, but each is surpassed by a bigger, more resilient being, with every turn of the page. At last we realise that courage isn’t determined by size or swagger, or even determination itself. Guaranteed to extract a chuckle.
Bathtime for Little Rabbit
Jörg Mühle, RRP$14.99, Gecko Press.
Another lovable boardbook from the bestselling author of Tickle My Ears, in which children are invited to participate in Little Rabbit’s bathtime. Help him cope with ear washing, wrap him, rub him, and blow his ears dry. Every page of the process feels rewarding, and with the matt pages and endearingly simple illustrations, everything about this book is squeaky clean.
The Land of Nod
Robert Hunter and Robert Louis Stevenson, RRP$27.99, Flying Eye Books.
Robert Hunter’s bold, almost neon illustrations of this classic 1885 poem bring it screaming into the modern day. Exploring that curious line between fact and fiction, it's full of new joys and strange discoveries. An ode to the magic of twilight, the dreamland of dawn, and all those wild and wonderful adventures that take place in between.
AS FEATURED IN ISSUE 37 OF OHbaby! MAGAZINE. CHECK OUT OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE BELOW