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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 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
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.
|Publication date:||20th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Macmillans Childrens Books|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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 ...More About Julia Donaldson