Goldilocks Variations- a lovely pop-up book!

Goldilocks Variations

by Allan & Jessica Ahlberg

HB, $27.95

 

From the creators of The Jolly Postman and Each Peach Pear Plum comes a beautiful new pop-up book.

This edition of the classic tale of Goldilocks features six different versions of the original story. Each one is wonderfully illustrated and has pop-ups or pull the tabs. There is also a mini removable book of Goldilocks; The Play so the kids can put on their own production!

This is a fantastic book that will keep kids entertained for hours and be kept forever.

 

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Each Peach Pear Plum cloth book

Janet and Allan Ahlberg have written many books for babies and small children. One of them, Peepo is on our shelf of favourites.  Also on those shelves is Each Peach Pear Plum which has a bit of fun with fairy tale characters.  We have had it in board book and paperback for years, but it has just come out in a cuddly plush cloth book.  It is in a gift box making it perfect as a gift for a new baby.

It is also a bit of a bargain, at $16.95.

PS.  We put up a video of Allan Ahlberg reading Peepo on our Pinterest page. It’s well worth a look!

‘The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? ‘ A seriously adorable book!

The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?

by Mo Willems, PB $14.95

This series of books could not be any cuter and funnier if they tried!!!!

When the adorable little chicken asks politely for a cookie and gets one, Pigeon is NOT a happy chappy. He doesn’t get to drive the bus, eat a hotdog or stay up late and now he doesn’t get a cookie!

Mo Willems minimal, quirky but sweet illustrations make this picture book really beautiful and unique.

Check out the other great books in the Pigeon series…

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIN a GIANT Hungry Caterpillar plush!!!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been a children’s favourite for over 40 years and now you can go into the draw to win a gorgeous,  squishy GIANT caterpillar plush toy!

Come on down to our shop and simply purchase one 0f the many different Hungry Caterpillar products for your chance to win. There are heaps of variations to suit any age and need including a baby buggy book, counting blocks, finger puppet book and of course the original tale in either hardback or paperback format.

Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s adorable Peter Rabbit stories are perennial favourites, still going strong after 110 years! We have just received a lovely new collection of books featuring Peter and his friends. It includes counting books, touch and feel and pop-up books, a finger puppet book as well as the classic Beatrix Potter tale. There is something for children of all ages, including a gorgeous cloth book and blanket for the smallest Peter Rabbit fan! The books range in price from $12.95 to $34.95. For a limited time, we have the sweetest little soft Peter toy to give away with each purchase of a book from the range.  Don’t forget that Easter will be here before we know it, and what nicer gift could there be than a beautiful Peter Rabbit book and toy?!

A New Favourite

Eric Carle, of Very Hungry Caterpillar fame, has a lovely new picture book out for toddlers to four year olds.

It is called The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, and it encourages children to explore artistic freedom and break through the shackles of conventional colouring-in!  Definitely something we should all aspire to do!

This gorgeous, large-size hardback is full of illustrations of favourite animals in not-so-conventional colours.  Along with the horse who is very blue, you’ll find a bright green lion, a purple fox, and even a polka-dotted donkey!  As we have come to expect from Carle’s books, the pictures are extremely engaging and will inspire your little ones to reach out and touch the vivid images in front of them.  Come and have a look for yourself!!

rrp $24.95 in HB

In store now.

Nana’s Colours

A Beautiful Introduction to the Wonder of Colours!

 

The much-loved children’s author Pamela Allen (of Who Sank the Boat, Hetty’s Day Out, and I Wish I had a Pirate Suit fame, to name a few!) is back with another gloriously illustrated hardback picture book for early learners (6 to 24 months).

 

It’s Nana’s birthday and she is being given many beautiful bunches of flowers in various colours.  The illustrations look like the’ve been made by cut-out shapes of raw potato dipped in paint, remember making those in kindergarten?! A great introduction for infants and toddlers.

 

Available in hardback only, in store now!

Nana’s Colours, rrp $19.95