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Tales from Acorn Wood Little Library

Written by Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Animals

LoveReading View on Tales from Acorn Wood Little Library

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2020 |

Award-winning Axel Scheffler’s familiar illustrations are a great introduction to simple concepts for the very young. Fox, Rabbit, Bear and Pig, four friends from Acorn Wood explore Colours, Counting, Friends and Opposites in these four small scale and highly durable board books which are neatly held together in a min-library box.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Donaldson said: “I've always had a soft spot for the four Acorn Wood flap books. I remember when I was writing them I became so obsessed with flaps that I couldn't see anything else - it was all oven doors, cupboards, picnic baskets and loo seats (though I didn't actually include one of those in any of the books).

Tales from Acorn Wood celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with reissues of the original four stories publishing in January 2020.

Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2020

Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns by Laura Ellen Anderson

A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison 

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry

Gnome by Fred Blunt

The Pirates are Coming by John Condon

Tales from Acorn Wood: The Little Library by Julia Donaldson

Tales from Acorn Wood Little Library Synopsis

Learn all about playing together and helping each other in Friends, spot Bear's red waistcoat, Fox's blue socks and the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden in Colours, find out who's awake and who's asleep in Opposites - and then in Counting, count from one Pig playing hide-and-seek to ten friends enjoying a sunny picnic in Acorn Wood! These four fun and sturdy board books are brought together in a miniature box that is just right for little hands - the perfect gift for toddlers.

Tales from Acorn Wood Little Library Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A lovely little learning set! Full review

Milo Jones (Age 4)

Tales from Acorn Wood is a gorgeous small box set of 4 books from Julia Donaldson. The books are for younger starter readers and they are in the classic Julia Donaldson style with gorgeous illustrations. A lovely introduction to Julia Donaldson stories for the younger reader. Full review

Elissa Watkin (Age 7)

Lovely little gift set to help toddlers learn about Colours, Counting, Friends, & Opposites. Full review

Theon Bertenshaw (Age 2)

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ISBN: 9781509894222
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Macmillans Childrens Books
Format: Board book

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509894222
Publication date: 20th February 2020
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillans Childrens Books
Format: Board book
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children

About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West ...

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