A little bookworm love. A review of our current fave picture books, these are on high rotation at the moment. Books are such a great gift idea, I’ll be popping a few on the stocking filler list for the kids in the coming weeks. Watch this space as I share some Christmas/holiday themed family favourites next month, just in time for Big Red.
On A Beam Of Light //Jennifer Berne & Vladimir Radunsky
This book celebrates the story of Albert Einstein. Beautifully narrated, we are introduced to a very young, unique Einstein. Unravelling a journey full of wonder, curiosity, laughter and science. Celebrating imagination and the power of creativity. From humble beginnings we learn of the Einstein theories, his brilliant ideas and the importance of pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box. Quirky and full of relatable situations make this an easy & really enjoyable read for this age group. Genius.
The Day The Crayons Quit //Oliver Jeffers & Drew Daywalt
Hilarious and heartfelt. The crayons are on strike. Each colour having its own set of issues and complaints, this book comprises a series of letters to Duncan (a young colouring enthusiast). ‘Hey Duncan, it’s me Red Crayon. We need to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons. Fire Engines, strawberries, I even work over time at Christmas!’. This book challenges little people to try new things, get creative and use those beautiful imaginations. This story is loved by all of my kids.
Brave As Can Be // Jo Witek & Christine Roussey
An honest, relatable & uplifting read about bravery. Understanding what fear is and how best to overcome these situations. From thunder & lightning to big dogs & scary teachers. Beautifully illustrated with bright bold colours, it takes the scariness out of situations and gives easy to understand explanations. It doesn’t belittle or dismiss the reality of fear, it’s very supportive, nurturing and practical. A really sweet read for all ages.