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Flicker’s Garden Rescue by Jodie Parachini

Working Together

Flicker’s Garden Rescue by Jodie Parachini is a beautiful book for the under fives.

We see the importance of working together to help those in need. If we all function as one, we can get the job done.

There is no room for a selfish attitude. We witness the bugs working together as everyone will benefit from the fruits of pollination.

All the pages are beautifully illustrated by Bryony Clarkson. The bugs all come to life through the words and pictures. They all have unique personalities. Their big appealing eyes and friendly smiles make them attractive to small children. Each page is packed full of detail and makes a perfect starting point for discussions with our children.

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David’s Bathtime Adventure by Sue Wickstead

Perfectly Charming

David’s Bathtime Adventure by Sue Wickstead is an absolutely delightful book for the under fives. It is perfect to read aloud at bedtime.

David’s Bathtime Adventure is a book that fires the imagination – bathtime is not just a time for baths but a time to play and let your imagination run wild. Each time David enters the bathroom, he brings something else water-based to play with and to change where he is going in his mind.

The whole book is beautifully illustrated. Each page is packed full of water-based images. All these are perfect starting points for discussions with our children.

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Dig It, Digby by Jodie Parachini

Really Fun

Dig It Digby by Jodie Parachini is an absolutely perfect book for the under fives.

The story is written in rhyme and has a rhythm that bounces along. The reader cannot help but smile as we figuratively, reach for our dancing shoes and join in!

All the pages are beautifully illustrated by John Joven. Digby and his digger friends all spring into life. They are very colourful which will make them appeal to young children. They all have friendly faces.

The story has a simplicity to it which enables young children to easily join in, once they have heard it a few times.

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The Little Wooden Train by Mark O’Neill

Enchanting

The Little Wooden Train by Mark O’Neill is an enchanting tale for children and the young at heart.

The story shows the importance of kindness and the power of traditional toys. We also see that craft and imagination is handed down from father to son.

The simplicity of traditional toys has much to recommend it.

I found the plotline to be totally charming. It was well executed as I hung on to every word. The whole story was magical.

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