We’ve loved trying out some of the latest activity books for little ones, and Clemmie Hooper’s bible for mamas-to-be hits the shelves
Words: Holly Kirkwood and Amanda Constance
The Big Green Book by Robert Graves, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
This is the only children’s book written by war poet and revered British writer Robert Graves. Written when he was 67, it was illustrated by a little known artist, who was yet to create his iconic Where the Wild Things Are. A long-forgotten and wonderful story about the magic of reading. £12.99 .
A Day in Ricetown, Noodoll Studio
A hands-on activity book set in the charming universe created by Noodoll Studio, A Day in Ricetown introduces the Ricemonsters, and encourages children to explore their world with puzzles, origami and colouring . £9.95 .
The Big book of beasts by Yuval Zommer
From the author and illustrator of the best-selling Big Book of Bugs comes a brilliant book about the hairiest, grizzliest, growliest and most fearsome beasts on our planet. It is packed with fascinating information and full of gloriously illustrated wildlife scenes. £12.95;
I can use my Potty, Bloomsbury Activity Books
This engaging, colourful book follows the antics of Joe and Daisy as they learn all about using their potties. It’s also full of activities and marvellous quantities of different stickers to use as rewards to encourage children to have a go themselves. Potty training can be stressful, but there is no failure in this book, which is one of the best things about it. £4.49
Goodnight spaceman by Michelle Robinson & Nick East
Inspired by astronaut Tim Peake and his sons, and featuring an introduction from Tim himself, this is a great bedtime book for firing little imaginations. Two space-mad boys get ready for bed and say goodnight to their toy rockets, launch pads and planet mobiles, before being whisked away into space on an adventure beyond their wildest dreams. £6.99 .
How to grow a baby by Clemmie Hooper
Mum of four, Instagram star and midwife Clemmie Hooper shares her vast store of wisdom about pregnancy, birth and mamahood. Most books for mums just focus on one stage, so it’s useful to have a guide along the whole journey. Written with frankness and humour, it’s the perfect all-in-one bible for expectant mums. £14.99.
Hat Monkey, Chris Haughton
Designed for children under five, this app introduces a new character from the ingenious mind of Chris Haughton. Hat Monkey needs help with all sorts of activities, and littles will love helping him out. £2.99.
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