Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A Little reading list, by Dangerbaby, The Naughty & SamSam

Yesterday marked World Book night, so today’s blog is about children’s favourite reading matter. And who best to ask but Dangerbaby, The Naughty and SamSam aka Big boy bump.

Dangerbaby's favourite book
As with Sarah and I, Dangerbaby is bunny mad. Her favourite cuddly companion is Bunny Bunny one and two (ssshhhh, don’t tell her there are two) and as predicted one of her favourite books is a Beatrix Potter bunny tale.
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the Tale of Beatrix Potter. With that in mind a website dedicated solely to Peter has been launched explaining about Beatrix and her upbringing, with images of her beautiful home in the Lake District (I've been, it's beautiful) and lots of fun and games for your little one to partake in. It's a very beautiful website and tells any bunny mad little one like Dangerbaby a little more about the naughty bunny himself and his originator Beatrix Potter. Cick here to take a peak.

The Naughties’ favourite book
A dear friend bought this for Ida when she was still a wonky crawling little thing. She loves the size and fact this book is hardback. The illustrations are beautiful and the story of naughty Madeline’s adventures all carry a wise lesson and meaning for the little one to understand.
To read more about Ludwig Bemelmans books of naughty Madeline click here.
Bemelmans writes and illustrates the books beautifully. The stories flow in a rhyming manner that makes reading it and listening to it like floating on a little song.
Thank you Maureen for introducing The Naughty to the naughty world of Madeleine.

SamSam’s favourite book
Ok so as an 8 month old, all books are more about pulling away from his sister, teething with and a playing aid to Sam. So I am cheating and adding my favourite book instead!
When I became pregnant I started collecting vintage Alison Uttley books, who was a prolific children’s book writer of over 100 books, most famously The Little Grey Rabbit. Being bunny mad, I fell in love with her books. The stories are simple and wonderfully told and the illustrations by Margaret Tempest are a beautiful balance to Uttley's stories.
I am hoping that one day I’ll have the whole collection of her works for SamSam and Ida to cherish forever and hand down to their children.
Click here to print off one of Alison Uttley’s beautiful drawing for your little one to colour in. Little Grey Rabbit's Washing day is a simple story with beautiful words like, "I bought the wooden clothes-pegs, With their girdles of new tin, I bought a little grater, To keep my nutmeg in" sang Gipsy.

The u-ni-k book, coming soon...We have a very special book by Holly Skeet, called a "Insectissimo". A Creepy Crawly Paw Prints story. With pictures by Chris Brown and Printed by Hand and Eye Letterpress. An ideal gift for a young reader, or a grown up or a  admirer of craftsmanship, a beautifully presented, enchanting story to read and enjoy over and over again. This book was introduced to me by Phil Abel, the owner of Hand and Eye Letterpress. Phil, uses age old techniques to print all his projects. He has an amazing eye and style to his work. 
£15, to Pre order email sales@unikgifts.co.uk 

Read more about it in the unik blog

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