Christmas is just around the corner, and I have been trying to do a little early Christmas shopping. This year, I have the pleasure of shopping for my nephew, Ryder, who just turned one in April. Being the author that I am, pretty much guarantees that any child on my gift giving list will at some point in time receive books ( I know you are all just shocked by that revelation).
And of course, it is also a personal philosophy of mine that one is never too young to receive books. With that in mind, I found two lovely board book that seem just right to give to a young boy (or girl) that is sure to grow up and love reading (how can he help it with such an encouraging aunt).
The first is Just One More Swim by Caroline Pitcher. Big Bear's cubs learn to mimic her actions and find by doing so that they have a great love of swimming. This reminds me of the way children learn by mimicking the actions of their parents and others. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, this book should delight even the wiggliest of youngsters.
The second book I found was One Bear Lost by Karen Hayles. Similar to the old song Ten In The Bed where one keeps falling out until there is only one left, this book introduces little ones to the concept of numbers. Beautifully illustrated by the same artist, Jenny Jones, as Just One More Swim, this book will not only teach, but will delight your youngster with colorful and adorable pictures.
There you have it my friends. Two fine board books about Bears that are anything but boring!
So ends an other episode of Kids Korner, with me, children's author
Aileen Stewart. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same
crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal
website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading,
writing, and my very own middle grade book Fern Valley. And be sure to watch for Return To Fern Valley coming summer of 2014!
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