Posts filed under “Books”

My Best Book About Me

My Best Book About Me is a baby book with a difference. Created by Swedish illustrator Terese Oman under the label Fill & Tell, these colourful books invite parents and grandparents to tell the real story of those precious first years that make our children who they are.

I Thought I Could…

Our young Alfie has been entirely obsessed with trains since a rainy winter afternoon introduced him to The Polar Express a couple of Christmas’s ago.  

My Circus

This quirky little book by Xavier Deneux was a first birthday present to our little Henry earlier this year, from Claire. My Circus has a soft matt cover that is wonderfully tactile, and high gloss podgy-finger-friendly board pages.

Stuck

This little number is my new favourite picture book. Illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers it tells the tale of young Floyd who’s kite becomes stuck in a tree. He then begins the comic and mildly unwise performance of throwing things up after it to knock it loose – among which are a ladder, a […]

This Is London

I love this! This children’s book was first published in 1959 but it sits so comfortably in the noughties with its real-retro style. Miroslav Sasek was a Czech illustrator and author who wrote the ‘This is…’ series over a period of fifteen years and had a canny eye for the details that define a place […]

When We Were Very Young

This is a book so close to my heart I can recall a tear just looking at it! The stories of A. A. Milne were a part of my childhood forever tied with the memory of my grandmother. She was as entranced as we were by Christopher Robin and his friends, and legend has it […]