12 November 2012

book love

I love finding and being recommended new books, that goes for books for me and for Theo. We have been quite lucky in that my parents saved quite a few books from when I was little, and I have favorites that I remember and can't wait to pass on to Theo. I've also picked up quite a few interesting, 'vintage' books from charity shops with amazing illustrations in them. Theo's got a few classics such as "spot the dog", the "hungry Caterpillar" and "dear zoo" etc and his favourite at the moment is probably the Gruffalo as he has it every night when he goes to bed!

Both Sarah and Fritha have shared quite a few great books, that I have definitely added to my mental want list, which is ever growing! The boy is going to have a better book collection than us!

On my recent trip to London my friend Anna very kindly gifted Theo (and carried it around all day!) this amazing book. Her mum is friends with the illustrator, and as soon as I laid my eyes on it I was in love! Anna was worried that Theo wouldn't enjoy it now, but I reassured her that even if he can't read the words he will still love pointing at all the pictures, which include many of his favoutite things: flowers, birds, bees, chickens, cows, the moon, frogs, trees etc (he really is a lover of nature!) And even better I know that this book will last, and he will find it more and more interesting the older he gets.





 As you can see from the contents page the book follows through the seasons, highlighting different aspects, and explaining what happens in these months. Each section is illustrated with beautiful drawings and collages that are bright and really engaging. Written with them are little poems, ideas and facts that guide you through the pictures. There's no real structure to the pages, and no real pattern of what you'll find in each chapter, and I really like this. Each page is a new discovery, and there is just so much to look at and to learn!





I wish I could show you each and every page, as I'm not sure I have favourites yet (other than the den making one!) but there are too many, plus I don't want to spoil it for you when you get the book yourselves, because you will, because it's amazing!

10 comments :

  1. It is a lovely book - and definitely on mine and Stanley's xmas wish list. Do you have any Brian Wildsmith? The illustration is quite similar and if you don't I think you'd really like...

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    1. No I don't think so, will have to have a look! Thanks x

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    2. He is old school so you can often get a bargain in charity shops or on ebay....
      :)

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    3. wow just had a look now and I love it! will defs try and get my hands on a book or two, thanks! x

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  2. Wow - so amazing. Popping that on the Christmas list for sure. Funny how everyone is writing about children's books at the moment {me included!}. Must be that time of year. x

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    1. oh good! yeh i've noticed quite a few people, guess it's a great thing to share right?!

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  3. I love reading and can't wait for amelie to appreciate books a little more. At the moment she just wants to eat them which isn't really the point...This book looks cute.

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    1. haha yeh i remember that, Theo still gets a little over enthusiastic with lifting flaps! But he's finally started to listen to whole stories being read to him when he goes to bed, it took quite a while for him to have enough attention to finish a book!

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  4. Thanks for highlighting this - another christmas list addition here!
    x

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    1. yeh its such an awesome book, would be good for three of your kiddies! x

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