Picture Books

I cannot emphasize how important it is to read to children. And using children’s picture books is a great way to get them to engage and participate in being read to. Luckily for Hannah her parents are both avid readers. And she will ask for a book when she wants to be entertained. Here are two new books I am going to enjoy reading to her.

Marmalade – the Orange Panda

Cuddle up and laugh with this heartwarming and funny new children’s picture book from number-one bestselling author David Walliams, gloriously illustrated by the awesome Adam Stower!

One morning, deep in the forest, a beautiful baby panda was born. The panda was different to all the others, as he had dazzling orange fur.

“I will call you Marmalade,” his mummy whispered. . .

Meet Marmalade, the little panda who goes on a big adventure as he sets off to explore the forest one day to find where he belongs. Along the way, he meets all sorts of animals . . . until he sees he has come full circle and is back home with his mum, which is where he always did belong, of course!

This gorgeous and endearing story is a celebration of family love, being yourself and finding your place in the world. It is the perfect story to share with your special someone – big or little.

My verdict:

What an amazing book, full of colour to get little ones excited about reading. A great story to go with excellent drawings, Hannah will be sure to love this.

Publishing information:
Category: Children’s Picture Books
ISBN: 9780008305758
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
On sale: May 2022
Format: Hardback
You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car

Have you ever seen a weightlifting wombat, or a figure-skating alligator?
How about a pole-vaulting hippo, or an octopus . . . playing table tennis?

Get ready for all sorts of hilarious animal antics in this side-splitting picture book from the creators of the bestselling You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus. From zebras playing cricket to a walrus on a mountain bike, this book will make you laugh out loud. Jam-packed with silly animals and all your favourite sports, it’s riotous, irresistible fun!

My verdict:

I wanted this book as Dave is a racing driver, and Hannah takes great delight sitting in his sports car! This is a lovely book with great use of fonts and typefaces to make it more interesting.

Publishing information:
Category: Children’s Picture Books
ISBN: 9781526635402
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
On sale: June 2022
Format: Paperback
 The Adventures of Paddington: My Sticky Sticker Book

Get ready for some extra messy fun with Paddington in this super sticky sticker book based on the award-winning preschool TV series The Adventures of Paddington.

Filled with colouring in, spot the difference puzzles, mazes, jigsaws and sticker scenes, plus over thirty sticky stickers to play with!

My verdict:

I think sticker books are a great way to get children involved with reading. Hannah loves being creative and she is sure to have a lot of fun with this sticker book.

Publishing information:
Category: Children’s Picture Books
ISBN: 9780008531577
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
On sale: May 2022
Format: Paperback

Jonathan Ball Publishers sent me these children’s picture books to review.

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2 thoughts on “Picture Books

  1. I love Paddington. I didn’t get a bear when I was last in London but I am going to on my December trip. The other two books also sound lovely. I read a huge amount to my boys when they were little.

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