My First Book of Vehicles by Alain Gree (Button, RRP £4.99)
The latest additions to French illustrator Alain Gree’s delightful collection of ‘My First’ board books are Vehicles and Letters. These really do make the most wonderful gifts – we’re collecting the whole set. Stay tuned for new titles, Exploring and Seaside, in the toddler range next month, too.
Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai (Templar, RRP £6.99)
This picture book is the sweet little tale of a ladybird with no spots who, with the help of her animal friends, comes to accept that being different is a good thing. Oh, and she’s got a rather good name!
Birdie Learns to Fly by Mari Richards (Blurb, RRP £15.69)
Little Birdie really wants to fly, but she’s finding it a little tricky. This beautifully illustrated book reinforces the importance of trying and trying again if you really want to succeed at something.
The Circus and Other Stories by Samuil Marshak, illustrated by Vladimir Lebedev (Tate Publishing, RRP £16.99)
Tate really do have the knack of finding the most divine tomes from yesteryear and this is no exception. Four tales from the Soviet Union in the 1920s that are just as visually stimulating and poetic today.
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Steven Lenton (Nosy Crow, £6.99)
The fun rhyming story of two rogue canines who decide to take their lives on a different course after one too many burglaries goes wrong.