With fun interactive flaps and imaginative illustrations to spark ideas on what kids can do with a box, this adorable book is Christina Katerina and the Box for toddlers, with the sweetest illustrations possible.
Neighbours: love them or loathe them — either way, you have to learn to live with them. And so it is that when a family of gregarious rabbits decide to build their house beside that of a cantankerous, solitude-loving bear, life as the latter knows it changes for good (pun intended).
Making comparisons is one of the basic ways in which all of us — in particular, children — learn to make sense of the world. Which also explains the proliferation of picture books on opposites.
The primal instinct to protect their young can drive mothers to extreme measures. Ol’ Mama Squirrel, for one, is prepared to do anything to defend her home and babies — and woe betide anyone (or anything) that dares draw her ire! But even a fierce mama needs a little help now and then, especially when faced with a bear-sized problem.
Three little bears break their mother’s beautiful blue seashell by accident. And so, knowing that they are in a lot of trouble, they quickly set out in their sailboat to find another one to replace it before she discovers what they have done.
Judging from the success of The Walking Dead and the hilarious Zombieland that I finally got around to watching recently, zombies have become pretty mainstream fare. Thus, it might come as no surprise that they have also entered the realm of picture books.
Martha hates green beans. But when a gang of lean, mean and green b(e)andits swagger into town, everyone who has ever said “Eat your green beans” is in trouble — including her parents — and it’s up to Martha to save them.
When a train packed with toys and food for children becomes stranded on the wrong side of the mountain, the toys onboard try to get help from passing trains like the Shiny New Engine and the Big Strong Engine — to no avail.
When his family moves into an old house, Howard can’t sleep because he thinks there’s a monster under his bed, even though his mom insists there’s no such thing. Meanwhile, under Howard’s bed, a “non-existent” little monster is afraid because he hears a boy above his bed, but HIS mom is adamant that there’s no such thing!