This set of 6 creative and interactive books of all shapes and sizes will help our little ones build spatial awareness through the sense of touch. The colourful bilingual board books promise an engaging and fun-filled reading experience. These are board books and I feel very safe to leave them with Ewan. The tiny ones fit well into our handbags and are a sort of entertainment during mealtimes when we are out.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Who doesn’t know Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Brown Bear? Imaginative and exuberantly coloured illustrations of various animals, together with the simple rhyming and repetitive phrases promise and engaging and enjoyable reading experience. Best of all, it’s a bilingual book!
A popular Japanese original which has been translated into Chinese, Korean and French. Join two adorable and lively baby bears as they discover different parts as the bears take a bath with daddy; have plenty of fun with colours as the bears dress up in the morning and discover how shapes can form a beautiful town. We particularly love the colours book and I must admit, I learnt new colours in mandarin myself too! The introduction of new colours on each page are matched with an object your child might know. Just like the picture below, “my jacket’s red, just like a strawberry”.
Translated from another Japanese bestseller. Beautifully illustrated animals make great companions on this enriching learning journey. The 15 engaging and creative stories cover many aspects – from meal times, bed times, playtime and bath times to making friends. The Little Bear forgot to clean up after play time and all the toys started crying. Will Little Bear help them return home? Another story illustrated all the animals crying because they fell down or quarrelled but soon after, they stopped crying because they are big kids and bigger kids shouldn’t cry easily. The illustrations are beautiful and stories hilarious. I ended up enjoying the books more since I understood the content more than the little boy at home.
Translated from Karen Katz, Counting Kisses. How many kisses does it take to say goodnight? Katz throws in some surprising perspectives, such as the mother kissing the baby’s toes showed from the infant’s point of view. A heartwarming story perfect for bedtime. Baby gets put to bed and showered with many kisses by different family members. Your little one will be learning about different body parts and sensations as he counts the kisses planted all over him. The final spread, which shows the whole family smiling down at the sleeping baby in her crib. Sadly, there are many words mummy can’t read in this one!