This week we thought we would feature a selection of board books on the blog. These books are great for little people as it doesn’t matter if they turn a page too quickly, have a quick chew on a corner, or drop it down the back of the sofa!
We’ve picked out five different books from the Boolino library that we think all tell a lovely story. Whether it’s coming up to bedtime or a spontaneous morning story time, there’s something to suit all occasions.
First up, we have the board book version of Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper. This is such a cute and charming story about two little hedgehogs that are too spiky to hug! They try everything they can to soften themselves up; they cover their spikes in leaves in autumn but it’s too crunchy; they roll in strawberries in summer but it’s too sticky, will they ever find a way to have a hug?
Playtime with Ted by Sophy Henn is brilliant for little imaginations. Ted loves to play and in this story, he takes us on all his adventures as he dreams up where he’s off to next in his cardboard box! There are even flaps to lift to see where Ted’s imagination has taken him. Pre-schoolers will be laughing along with this sturdy board book.
Stars by Stanka Wixted is part of the Toddlyworld series. In this book Toddly and his best friend Toddlybear can’t sleep as they’re too hot, so Toddly’s dad moves his bed under the window to keep them cool. But Toddly is transfixed by all the beautiful stars in the sky, and the next morning can’t understand where they’ve all gone! This book is accompanied by an audio CD which features two songs and an extended version of the story.
My Mum is There by Martin Thomas has just been adapted into a board book so toddlers can enjoy this beautiful rhyming story too. This is a great one for bed time reading with it’s reassuring story and captivating illustrations.
And finally, Mummy! by Lerryn Korda is a brilliant new addition to Nosy Crow's list of books with the British Museum. While this is technically non-fiction it has a really lovely narrative as a little Egyptian girl can't find her mummy and needs some help. There are lots of big flaps to lift along the way that reveal familiar Egyptian characters, and there's a QR code at the end for parents to scan and learn more.