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Pat-a-Cake is the baby, preschool and early year’s imprint, of which Heather Crossley, previously at Ladybird Books, was appointed as Publisher in 2015 to set up. Pat-a-Cake will enliven the preschool space with high-quality early learning fun for children from birth to six. Pat-a-Cake takes you and your child on a magical journey. From sharing the very first baby book to watching your little one read all by themselves. The adventure begins here . . .
This sturdy little alphabet book is the perfect size for little hands and will be lots of fun to share with toddlers. From a smiling alligator to a zebra zipped into a stylish jacket the pages are filled with lively, happy characters and familiar objects. The letters, upper and lower case, are clear and jolly too, spotted or striped and in similarly bright colours. A surprise fold out page in the last spread repeats the A – Z giving children the chance to go over what they’ve learned. ~ Andrea Reece
Fun to share this is a lovely way to introduce children to colours. A variety of jolly little characters and objects demonstrate colours across the pages of this attractive, sturdy book: oranges, a pumpkin, a tiger and a goldfish adorn the orange page, while there’s a cow, polar bear, zebra and piano playing panda on the black and white page; do look out for the submarine amongst the objects on the yellow page too! Villie Karabatzia’s illustrations are friendly and full of movement and appeal, and a surprise pop-out farmyard spread on the last page challenges children to spot and name all the colours they’ve learned. ~ Andrea Reece
Cleverly designed and delightfully illustrated this is an excellent first book. Not only will the bright, bold colours help stimulate your baby’s developing sense of sight, but the hidden tabs that can be pulled open to reveal extra carriages on the train or a rocket blasting higher into space offer the repeat peek-a-boo surprises that thrill very little children. With just a few words of text per page it still provides plenty of occasions for interaction – choo choo with the train for example – and is full of opportunities for learning, exploration and fun too. ~ Andrea Reece
123 helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and introduces them to essential first counting and number skills. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and counting, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. The special fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. An essential board book for toddlers who are learning fast and quickly discovering the world around them.
Animals helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful animal words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. An essential board book for toddlers who are learning fast and quickly discovering the world around them.
This bright and bold, high-contrast novelty board book stimulates a baby's developing vision as they look at the funny animals, play peek-a-boo, and giggle as they see themselves in the mirror. Babies are able to react and respond to simple patterns and contrasting colours just a few weeks after being born. As their eyes develop, high-contrast shapes, patterns and reflective surfaces give newborns something simple to focus on, respond to and interact with. Funny Faces aids this development by using high-contrast colours, patterns with striking illustrations and a mirror to peer in to.
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