Owl Babies

 

Book Name : Owl Babies

Author: Martin Waddell

Illustrator: Patrick Benson

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their nest and found that their mother is not there, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return……..

What You’ll Love About This Book :

This is a fabulous story.A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. Especially as a working mother I could relate to this story so well.I found this so interesting because it does deal with the fears of mama disappearing, which is clearly related. The story involves three baby owls who wake to find mama gone and they try to reassure themselves that she is going to return soon. The youngest is not convinced and keeps repeating: “I want my mama.” It is the essential cry of the young child. It deals well with a common fear of young children, it has wonderful repetition, rich language and yet is not heavy on text. Many generations have enjoyed this book and many more will continue to love it! No doubt about it!

Your Turn Now – True stories of Kindness for Children

Book Name: Your Turn Now – True stories of Kindness for Children

Author: Lubaina Bandukwala 

Publisher: FunOkPlease Content Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Theme/Topic:Your Turn Now, the book contains more than 40 children’s stories for kids about making the world a better place through simple acts of kindness. 



What You’ll Love About This Book : I read somewhere “Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it. “By Patty O’Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education.

Stories always captivate minds. They are better to instill any concept than loads of theory.Recently when I found this book I realized how true is that.  Your Turn Now book does the same. It will be an enlightening read! Make the world a better place to live in!.I finished this book at one go as I was aware of the concept, but the presentation of this book to a 5 year old child is what makes this book special.This book tells us real stories how people have found out ways to help people for not any favor but just as gesture to make this world a better place to live. And how the chain is followed by others. A very inspiring and positive book. This book is a must read book for all ages.

 

The Gruffalo’s Child

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Book Name : The Gruffalo’s Child

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: One dark night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist . . . does he?

 

What You’ll Love About This Book :The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson is a sequel to the fantastic The Gruffalo. The story is told in lovely rhyming language and can be brought to life with some good voicevariations! Julia Donaldson always produces brilliant books which are colourful and encourage children to look at the pictures.In this book the young Gruffalo sets off into the woods to find the Big Bad Mouse that her father has told her stories about. On her adventure she meets the snake, fox, owl and finally the famous mouse. The pictures in the book are full of colour to keep our attention and we loved the cheeky little mouse. We thought that the Gruffalo’s child was probably about our age and very brave.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

The Paper Dolls

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Book Name : The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/Topic:A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother, and then takes them off to play in an imaginative world of her own…

What You’ll Love About This Book :Absolutely fantastic book. You may know the book “Gruffalo” by the same author.A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of THE GRUFFALO, and illustrating by Rebecca Cobb.The Paper Dolls is a very special book that tackles the delicate subject of loss. It uses the idea of a fragile toy, a paper chain of dolls that becomes a favorite toy to a little girl, and explores what happens to something important to us after it is broken or leaves us forever.
The dolls jump, dance and sing on their fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden.One day a cruel boy snips the girl’s favorite paper dolls and the girl is NOT sad:I think this book touches on the passing of time as the book comes full circle with the character going from a girl to an adult.With beautiful pages,other than that a great read with charming illustrations to compliment it , this lovely picture book is ideal for sharing and will touch both children and adults alike. Full of imagination and perfect for late night reading.
I highly recommend this book for the way it introduces children, in a fun and charming way, to the idea that nothing lasts forever.

The Snail And The Whale

Book Name : The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Type: Picture book, Rhyme

Theme/Topic: What happens when a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This story is written by Julia Donaldson who is known as an award-winning and much-loved UK children’s author and her collaboration with equally talented Axel Scheffler, who achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages.The duo made it such a beautiful and memorable both visually and verbally.Containing beautiful illustrations and featuring Donaldson’s trademark hypnotic rhyming The Snail and the Whale will delight children between the ages of 3 and 8. Travel, adventure, friendship and kindness are the book’s main themes within a nautical tale that sounds best when read out aloud.It allows for participation in the reading process and is a great book for working on sounding out different words with children. The vocabulary occasionally require explanation, however it all helps to broaden little minds as well.

A beautiful addition to a little one’s library.

The Gruffalo

 

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Book Name : The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: The quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry Gruffalo . . .

 What You’ll Love About This Book : The Gruffalo certainly lives up to its reputation as a classic read for both children and parents.The short rhymes and their repetitive structure make THE GRUFFALO a fun book to read aloud.The text are fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler bringing the story to life. The illustrator uses vibrant colors to create the mouse (and Gruffalo’s!) forest world.Julia Donaldson’s unique style allows the reader to bring the story to life for their little ones.This is a book that grows with your child – the rhythmical style of reading captivates very young readers and as they develop, and so too their verbal skills, it allows the child to get into character themselves – even reciting verses.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

When I Grow Up

Book Name : When I Grow Up

Author : Mercy Mayer

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers;

Theme/Topic:Little Critter’s sister dreams about all the beautiful things she will do when she grows up.She will be a Ballet Dance then a funniest clown then a world-famous dr. and many more.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : Little Critter is our favourite. I have already posted a review from one of its series. The illustrations offered by Mercer Mayer on the pages of ‘When I Grow Up’ are so well done child pleasing and full of clues relating to the words on the pages.The best thing I like about this it is handy to have a child pleasing book to use to help children develop the perception that there are many achievable occupations open in life.This is the kind of book I think Not only do children will love these books, but parents love to READ THEM!!