Christmas Board Books for the Very Young #3

This is the third and final installment of Christmas Board Books for the very young. I hop you found something to your child’s liking.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

HO! HO! HO!

By Charles Reasoner

 

I loved this rhyming story.  Santa eats too many cookies and gets stuck in the chimney. A little mouse saves the day by pushing Santa down the chimney.  The pictures are in Charles Reasoner’s style – very colorful and with enough activity in each picture to keep a young child’s interest high.

 

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

BEAR STAYS UP FOR CHRISTMAS

By Karma Wilson

Illustrations by Jane Chapman

 

This was a really cute book.  Bear can’t stay awake, so his friends get him up so he doesn’t miss Christmas.  When they go home, Bear stays up and works on surprises for his friends.  When they wake up it is Christmas and Bear and his friends share their surprises.  Bear gets a quilt that is “just his size” and snuggles up and falls fast asleep. This little book explores the joy of giving.

 

Duck & Goose - It's Time for Christmas

DUCK AND GOOSE IT’S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

By Tad Hills

 

In this delightful Duck and Goose tale, Goose wants do nothing more than catch snowflakes, go sledding, and just have fun playing in the snow.  Goose constantly reminds Duck there is no time for that. “It is time for Christmas.”  With cute little characters, aka Duck and Goose, and pictures that leave plenty of room for a child’s imagination, DUCK AND GOOSE IT’S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS will please the youngest reader through preschool age.

 

The Mitten

THE MITTEN

By Jan Brett

 

THE MITTEN is a Ukrainian folktale adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. A boy named Nicki wanted white mittens, but his Baba said they would be hard to find in the snow. Nicki lost his mitten and the animals helped him find it in an unconventional way. If you ever read a Jan Brett book, you already know what a fantastic job she does illustrating her books, and this is no exception.

 

Just a Snowy Day

JUST A SNOWY DAY

By Mercer Mayer

 

Mercer Mayer’s JUST A SNOWY DAY is one of my favorites.  Though this isn’t a board book, it is a wonderful storybook and one of the Golden Touch and Feel books.  I remember sitting with my sons reading this and watching them complete the activity found on each page.  Because the activities on each page involve precise dexterity, I would recommend this to children aged 2-4.

 

Happy Reading!

Cute Books for Little Ones

Little BunnyLittle Bunny

by Giovanni Caviezel

Ages 1-4

A cute story about what a baby bunny does all day.

The size and shape of this board book is just right for little hands; however, I felt the story was better suited to older preschoolers.

 

Llama Llama wakey - wakeLlama llama wakey-wake

by Anna Dewdney

Best suited for ages 1-3

Llama llama has a lot to do to get ready for his brand new day.

Llama, Llama is perfect for little ones to sit and listen to the short sentences and admire the colorful pictures.

 

I’m not Sleepy!

by Jonathan AllenI'm Not Sleepy

Ages 1-3

Baby Owl stayed up all night and was very grumpy the next day when everyone told him he looked sleepy. “I’m not sleepy!”

This delightful story is sure to have the little ones laughing.

 

Duck & GooseDuck and Goose

Goose Needs a HUG

by Tad Hills

Ages 1-3

Goose needs a hug, but no one is listening. They offer to play games with him and splash in puddles, but that isn’t what he needs.

A really cute little story that will delight young children who are sure to memorize and read it back to you.