When you have a large family like ours Christmas is quite the big party, so many laughs and giggles, so much food, loads of presents and happy faces all around. Of course it can be a bit tricky to find suitable gifts for the little ones as they already have everything but you can never go wrong with books. These two sturdy Alphaprints board books were a big hit with miss 2:
Grumpy pug, tiny chihuahua, scruffy terrier, little dachshund… which type of dog is your favourite? In Happy Dog (RRP $12.99) young readers can meet all kinds of friendly dogs, discover what makes each dog special and even touch their bodies to experience different textures. Miss 2 really enjoys the way the text rhymes and she loves patting the soft belly of the golden retriever and the long hair of the colourful Afghan hound.
If dogs are not your thing and you prefer a feathered friend you are sure to find one in Quirky Bird (RRP $12.99). There is so much to love about this delightful bird book: Aside from the rhyming text and the introduction to interesting bird species it is filled with bright colours, interesting textures and materials and there are every day objects to spot in each page. Who would have thought a sunflower could be turned into a duckling, spades make perfect pelican feet and a trumpet resembles a hummingbird’s beak?
Priced at just $12.99 each these board books are a brilliant affordable gift idea for curious toddlers, they’re an ideal boredom buster for holiday car trips too. With so many different ways to read and learn the kids will reach for these books over and over again.
To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at the Alphaprints range and to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.