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Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 | This gorgeous picture book tells the story of a little boy's fear of the dark. With friendly text and hundreds of tiny holes that show shadows and a starry sky, this is a beautiful book to share with young children.
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
Enter the fairytale world of genies and magic in this delightful new addition to the Peep Inside a Fairy Tale series. Aladdin is a poor boy, but by trusting his instincts, and with a little luck, he achieves his heart's desire. Delicately cut holes in the pages entice the reader through Aladdin's adventure, with flaps revealing magical transformations.
The elves are busy in Santa's workshop on Christmas Eve. Lift flaps and peep through holes to explore this magical winter wonderland. Meet all the reindeer and Mrs. Christmas working on the sleigh, see Santa flying through the sky, and fill the stockings full of presents. Then peep into Santa's house on Christmas morning to see how he celebrates - with a snooze in his armchair and lots of elf games. This little interactive book is a perfect way to enjoy the excitement of Christmas with little children.
Storms can be scary, especially for little children. In sing-song text, this comforting tale about a stormy day by the sea tells children all about what happens in a storm. The wind is loud, the clouds big and black, and that grumbly noise in the sky is thunder. Lightning flashes, and thunder rumbles, and if you count, you can tell if the storm is coming or going away. But there's nothing to worry about - all storms pass. After the storm comes calm again - and lots of interesting things to find on the beach. With online audio to hear the story read aloud.
A chunky flap book for babies and toddlers to explore the world of a baby lion. Follow a nosy lion cub around the grassland to discover a tall giraffe, a baby elephant squirting water and a funny looking warthog! Babies will delight in discovering safari animals in this sweet, sturdy flap book. Designed especially to encourage developing motor skills with sturdy, chunky, shaped flaps, this is a lovely addition to the Little Lift and Look library for babies and toddlers.
The fear of being alone is common to many young children. Sweetly told from the little girl's perspective, this story explores that worry in a gentle, humorous way, coming to a comforting conclusion that might help allay any similar fears a reader may have. Beautiful laser-cut doorways and threads of connection as she calls to her father or he sings to her from different rooms illustrate her feelings throughout the book. The little girl and her family are brought warmly to life in the gorgeous, characterful artwork.
Discover our planet's precious coral reefs. Peep through holes and under flaps to discover the wonders of a coral reef. Find teeny-tiny camouflaged seahorses, an octopus in its den, and a wealth of other creatures that live on the reef. See how a clownfish looks after its babies, see what comes out on the reef at night and learn what coral really is!
This lean but effective retelling of one of the greatest stories of all time is made even more lively thanks to numerous full colour illustrations. In vignettes and full page illustrations Sebastiaan Van Donnick brings to life the movers and shakers of the ancient world, men, gods and monsters, clearly relishing the chance to portray those scenes in which they are in direct combat. The sea too is a constant presence, as much a part of the story as Odysseus himself. It’s a really pleasing book for young readers and added extras including a colour map showing Odysseus’s journey and an illustrated list of dramatis personae further increase the appeal. ~ Andrea Reece
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. With free online audio to listen to.