Tales from Acorn Wood series of books by Julia Donaldson includes a total of four titles, namely, Fox’s Socks, Hide-and-Seek-Pig, Postman Bear and Rabbit’s Nap. They might not be one of the most famous of her creations but they are equally delightful among little leaders. These books make the perfect first introduction for early readers who are just introduced to reading.
All the four titles are “lift-the-flap books” which means endless fun for your little reader keeping them engaged and interested. And with gorgeous illustrations by Axel Scheffler, these books are definitely going to prove a great addition to your collection.
The books are fantastic for capturing the attention of toddlers as early as one year of age. With the rhyming text which is the hallmark of Julia Donaldson style of writing these books provide utter joy to read aloud. And the minimal text for the young readers with just the right length of the story in rhyming text and fabulous illustrations with flaps make these books are super interactive and fun igniting the imagination in little minds.
We bought the board book version which really feels well built for little hands. And with sturdy flaps on each spread, they are made to last not just through the test of time but also through the rough usage of a toddler.
When we first introduced books to Shaarav at around 9 months it was mostly board books and some included flaps. Shaarav was very ferocious at the time and chew away some of the flaps from his books. But now at 2 years of age though we still prefer board books to paperbacks he can handle the books with flaps very gently. And we mostly love the 2015 edition for their hardbound and beautifully foiled cover look which is not present in 2011 edition.
1) Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox’s Socks
2) Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek-Pig
3) Tales from Acorn Wood: Postman Bear
4) Tales from Acorn Wood: Rabbit’s Nap
This post is a part of a blog train hosted by Prisha Lalwani of Mummasaurus.com. In the same context, I take this opportunity to thank Cindy Ann Dsilva for introducing me whose wonderful post you can read here. I’d also like to introduce Noor Anand Chawla whose lovely post you can read here.
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