This week I picked some great childrens books for Easter and the holidays. An introduction to the true meaning of Easter, some naughty rabbits and two great activity books for rainy days including finger painting and origami.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
WARNING! THIS BOOK MAY CONTAIN RABBITS! BY TIM WARNES
When Mole and Lumpy Bumpy Thing find a hat that says ' Do Not Touch', the temptation is too great to do just the opposite! Soon, by magic rabbits appear out of the hat and before long there are far too many. Full to the brim of subtle ways to introduce numbers, expand vocabulary and help with reading in a really fun way this story will entertain as well as inform.
ISBN 978184692022 PB Little Tiger Press £6.99
THE EASTER STORY RETOLD BY RUSSELL PUNTER
PICTURE BOOK 4+
A lovely and sensitive introduction of the Easter story for young readers which explains why we celebrate at this time. Simply told with clear and colourful illustrations, the picture book really brings this retelling to life. Best read with an adult who can navigate any questions children will begin to understand Jesus' final journey and the true meaning of Easter.
ISBN 9781474918510 PB Usborne Publishing £4.99
FINGERPRINT ACTIVITES ANIMALS BY FIONA WATT
Perfect for the Easter holidays and an alternative present to chocolate eggs this is a great activity book for those who like to get their hands mucky. Non toxic paints, clear instructions and vibrant fun scenes to create and paint anything from crocodiles to hedgehogs. By just using their fingers instead of a paintbrush children will have enormous fun painting as well as inspiring their imagination. Also will keep them occupied on the inevitable rainy days!ISBN 9781474914338 HB Usborne Publishing £9.99
ZEN DOODLE ORIGAMI BY CAROLYN SCRACE
Creative and therapeutic, this is the new mindfulness craze that could take over from colouring! Suitable for all ages explore the secrets of transforming a single piece of paper into an animal or decoration. Easy to follow with 20 sheets of Origami paper to colour and lose yourself into your creativity and create worlds of art following a thousand year old tradition that requires patience and diligence. From birds, boxes to butterflies feel the satisfaction of creating a unique piece of art which you embellish to your own taste. Captivating
ISBN 9781910706411 PB Salariya Book Company £ 9.99
4 /5 Stars