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Holiday 2012: Books for Toddlers

These cute, cuddly animal titles from Candlewick will engage, educate, and entertain little ones!

Create With Maisy by Lucy Collins
Why does Maisy keep a Big Box of Everything, filled with glitter, sequins, foil, stickers, paint, brushes, paper, and tons more stuff? Because she loves to make things! Children as young as two will be thrilled to follow her lead, thanks to a brand-new Maisy format featuring both familiar illustrations and photographs by Lucy Cousins. Here are crystal-clear steps for creating seventeen simple crafts, highlighted by photos of the end result. Enjoy making things from painted pebbles to paper lanterns, food collages to feathered masks, and wax-relief paintings to wonderful vegetable animals. As spectacular looking as it is hands-on, here is an activity book sure to please parents as much as it does Maisy’s little fans.

The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare by Sam McBratney
Just like young children everywhere, Little Nutbrown Hare likes to explore, play, venture out into the world, and sometimes just savor the comfort of being at home with loved ones. But whatever he does, and wherever he goes, Big Nutbrown Hare is always there to cheer him on. In a beautiful jacketed Guess How Much I Love You storybook, here are four heartwarming new stories that little readers (and their bigger companions) will instantly relate to.

Charley’s First Night by Amy Hest, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
On Charley’s first night, Henry carries his new puppy in his old baby blanket all the way to his house. He shows Charley every room, saying, “This is home, Charley.” He says that a lot so that Charley will know that he is home. Henry’s parents are very clear about who will be walking and feeding Charley (Henry will, and he can’t wait). They are also very clear about where Charley will be sleeping: Charley will be sleeping in the kitchen. But when the crying starts in the middle of the night, Henry knows right away that it’s Charley! And it looks like his parents’ idea about where Charley is going to sleep may have to change. With warmth, humor, and endearing simplicity, Amy Hest tells a tale familiar to everyone who has loved a puppy, while Helen Oxenbury renders each tender gesture and charming detail in a beauty of a book that children will be eager to take home.

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7 Responses to “Holiday 2012: Books for Toddlers”

  1. rebecca norton says:

    my boys love book

  2. Donna Marie says:

    We love the Maisy books. This will be on the list this year to get for our kids. Great books for early readers.

  3. Christine Wooldridge says:

    books are a great gift

  4. Rosie says:

    I would enjoy the Create with Maisy, I’ve been into creating things from a young age and enjoy instilling that joy in little tikes!!!!

  5. Rosie says:

    Where I grew up in the country, we loved anything about bunnies because there were always cute little bunnies outside running across the yard. It would be fun to have a cute story about bunnies – the more the merrier!!!

  6. Rosie says:

    Hello Mommy Mandy,
    I commented on your post Holiday 2012: Wittlebee Boxes!!!!

  7. Jessica Beard says:

    These all look so cute. I love giving books as gifts.

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