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There’s so much for very young children to discover when they peep inside the sea in the pages of this excellent board book. Each page features a different ocean scene, from the seashore to the darkest depths. Lifting the sturdy flaps reveals all sorts of secrets, an anemone uncurling its wriggly tentacles, or an enormous whale and its baby. One delicately patterned flap hides a leafy sea dragon, ‘its body looks just like seaweed’. It’s a visual treat, while extra die cuts on each page make this a really satisfying tactile experience too, and it’s packed to the gills with information. ~ Andrea Reece
This prettily illustrated retelling of the classic fairy-tale lets young readers tiptoe through the enchanted palace itself via a series of dainty overlaid cut-out windows and delicate flaps. It’s hugely appealing, part stage-set, part dolls’ house, and the filigree cut-outs of the roses and thorns are particularly charming. The story is told concisely, but the magic is all there and this will delight young fairy-tale fans. ~ Andrea Reece
One of the very best-loved fairy tales is made especially appealing in this dainty 3D version. Young readers are invited into the Beast’s palace through intricately die-cut pages; flaps take us in further, dolls house like, or reveal the Beast hiding in his garden. It’s very pretty to look at and the story is told neatly and very effectively. This is sure to become a favourite with fans of fairy tales and young romantics. ~ Andrea Reece
Starting here on earth with a line encouraging them to look up and into the night sky, this excellent book takes young children exploring space via a series of bright, lively, information-filled pages. They’ll find out about the Moon and what it’s like to walk on it, learn about the space station and the astronauts that live there, and about other planets in our solar system. Holes cleverly cut into the pages give it a 3d effect while flaps on each page make this a truly interactive and fun learning experience. ~ Andrea Reece
This retelling of Kipling’s Just So story is thoroughly appealing and effective. It’s bright and attractive to look at – John Joven’s illustrations give a real sense of the African setting and his little elephant is a very lively character – and the text is just right for reading aloud. The music of Kipling’s original is still there – the crocodile still basks in the great, green Limpopo River, smiling a dangerous smile – but it’s gentle enough for the very youngest to understand and enjoy. The story is full of drama and comedy too, making this a lovely book to share and talk about. ~ Andrea Reece
This most delightful of fairytales is full of kindness. The elves help the shoemaker and his wife when things aren't going well for them, and then they in turn help the elves by making them new clothes. This special book has flaps and laser-cut tracery which gives tantalising glimpses of the pages beyond as the story unfolds.
Help instill a love of bees in little children with this little flap book that explores their world. Peep inside flowers, beehives and under busy bees, to see what they do all day, how honey is made, how baby bees are born, and how a queen bee leads the way to build a new home.
Follow a little monkey around the jungle, and lift leaves and branches to meet lots of other tropical creatures along the way. This charming book for little children has lots to discover and talk about on every page, from a sleepy spotty jaguar to a hungry toucan and a slow sloth.
How to tadpoles turn into frogs? What is the biggest frog in the world? How do frogs catch flies? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the wonderful world of frogs. Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
Take a closer look at nature in this wonderful pop-up book, which brings a nature walk to life - springing out from the pages! See a pop-up bees buzzing in the flowers, a mouse in a blackberry bush, and watch a moving woodpecker pecking and a frog swimming by in a pond. A wonderful way to celebrate nature with little children.
Join children as they play outdoors and discover the delights of a sunny day, from walking through a sunflower field, having a picnic under a cherry tree and watching birds learn to fly. With simple text and gorgeous illustrations from Elena Temporin throughout. Available as ebook with narration (on tablets that support audio).
From a nestful of spring chicks and a summer meadow, to the whirling leaves of autumn and a snowy forest, children will love poring over the 3D scenes and exploring the four seasons in this wonderful pop-up book. With stunning illustrations and simple text, this is a delightful book to share with little children.
Follow a spotty ladybird as she explores outdoors, and lift petals and leaves to meet lots of other bugs along the way. This charming book for little children has lots to discover and talk about on every page, from buzzy bees visiting flowers to a line of ants and munching caterpillars.
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