Where are you hiding?What are you doing? It’s no secret that I love concept books which challenge toddlers and explore things beyond basic letters, numbers, colours, etc. So it’s always a thrill for me to find a book that not only reaches beyond the basics, but is beautiful and engaging to boot.
It’s been said before, but bears repeating: Hippopposites is exactly the sort of book for which Noodlenuts was created. In an endless sea of baby board books full of cutesy farm animals, with stock illustrations that all start to look the same, it’s easy for a parent to give up and assume that this is […]
My Friend Lucky is not your average book of opposites. While it does take the standard format for this genre, with the contrasted pairs portrayed on opposing pages, and a bare minimum of text, the author gives us more than just the usual concrete opposites. Along with big and small, and happy and sad, he […]
Princess Fred lived with her parents, King Nancy and Queen David, in a castle not far from here. Thus begins the story of the young woman, nicknamed Princess Backwards because in a kingdom where everything is the reverse of our world, she seems to always be doing things the wrong way.
Inside Outside Country Town A square is square A circle’s round Over Under not only left an impression on me, it went so far as to prove me wrong in thinking that narrative flow was something one could not reasonably expect from an infant board book.
Ingredients: oranges, kumquats, rhubarb, black-eyed peas, assorted broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, portabella, enoki and white-button mushrooms, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, pink and green peppercorns, pink grapefruit, kiwifruits, . . . etc., etc. As the ingredients for a single recipe, the above list is more than a little unappetizing. Unappetizing, that is, unless it’s a […]