Little Bunny’s Own Storybook by Margaret Welwood and illustrated by Nataly Vits is designed for children aged three to eight. It is absolutely delightful with a simple story that both captures and awakens a child’s imagination. The pictures will appeal to all children great and small… as Little Bunny and his family are just wonderfully drawn. He is similar to Peter Rabbit with his blue coat, but cuter. Some of the characters are reminiscent of Disney’s but sweeter and more appealing.
The book is great on two levels… It can be read aloud with the child following or it is perfect for the early reader to read themselves. The beautiful pictures and the simple rhymes mean the book flows effortlessly.
Marie And Mr Bee by Margaret Welwood and illustrated by Coralie Rycroft is an absolutely perfect book for little ones. It is based on Proverbs 12:14b. It is delightful.
The storyline is a simple one encouraging children to work before doing their chores. It is also one of supporting others. The pages are repetitive encouraging children to learn not only the message but also helping them to read and recognise words.
The simple story is beautifully illustrated. The animal characters are delightfully drawn. The main character Marie is in a wheelchair. I loved this as it shows children that people with disabilities are perfectly able to participate in life. The reader does not know why Marie is in a chair so this can open up a conversation about differences and why children may be in a chair.