a bit of optimism plus help from a friend can change a life

 a bit of optimism plus help from a friend can change a life

These Two Little Bugs share the same leaf and they both try to persuade the other to come around to their way of seeing the world - one worries, one dreams. (There's a bit of each little bug in most of us.) A very funny and kid-friendly book by a very talented duo.

ages baby to grown-up

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for the pessimist and for the optimist in each of us

for the pessimist and for the optimist in each of us

ages 0 to 8 years—always a fabulous, funny gift!
There are exactly
four words in this book—good, bad, news and very!  But they tell a super story—of a hopelessly optimistic rabbit and an equally hopelessly pessimistic mouse who are about to share a picnic.
 

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a gorgeous lullaby book for beautiful reassuring bedtimes

a gorgeous lullaby book for beautiful reassuring bedtimes

There are some books that really are best read in a whisper while little bodies cuddle up and begin to sink heavily into sleep. Lullaby books, if you like. They need to be lyrical, preferably poetic for cadence, gentle on the eyes and have a reassuring predictability. (Certainly nothing to startle or surprise!) Let’s Go to Sleep is all of that – it’s one of my favourites. 

ages 0 up to about 8 years - a gorgeous baby shower or new-baby gift.
 

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popup fun that guarantees squeals of delight!

popup fun that guarantees squeals of delight!

If you want to see a 1-3 year old child’s eyes glisten and their cheeks turn tight with grinning, their body tense in anticipation and their little hands curl in and out ready to reach out and touch – this is the book for you! You’ll need to be prepared to read it again and again and to constantly go back to a favourite page – but what a joyful time that will be. I know that because our Ivy is on to her 5th reading in a row!

ages newborn to about 4 years

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a lovely bedding-down story for the end of the day

a lovely bedding-down story for the end of the day

ages newborn to early childhood
In our house at least, Big Red Barn is a bedtime book. It’s the softly told story of farm animals bedding down for the night ... lovely, calming and reassuring. And elevating.

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