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Let’s Read It Again!

Your little one will want to enjoy these fabulous stories over and over again, while you’ll love that they teach valuable lessons.

 

FOR JUST ONE DAY

By Laura Leuck, illustrated by Marc Boutavant, Chronicle Books, from Bookaburra

If you could be any animal, what would you be? The hero of this sweet little story images himself as a buzzing bee, creeping crocodile and spiky porcupine. Children will have fun guessing what he’ll turn into next, and then be surprised when they see their reflection right at the end.

LIZETTE’S GREEN SOCK

By Catharina Valckx, Clarion Books, from Woods in the Books

Lizette finds a pretty green sock and happily wears it, until she gets teased. Socks come in pairs, say Tom and Tim. She can’t find the other half but her friend, Bert, comes up with an ingenious use for the sock. This story shows kids how to creatively use what they have.

 

GRANDMA PANDA’S CHINA STORYBOOK: LEGENDS, TRADITIONS AND FUN

By Mingmei Yip, Tuttle Publishing, from major bookstores

Summer holidays are special for Baobao and Lingling at Grandma Panda’s house. They’re mesmerised as Grandma spins stories filled with traditional tales. From calligraphy to Chinese opera, these are livened up with illustrations.

 

DELIVERY MAN STAN

By Diane and Christyan Fox, Macmillan Children’s Books, from Bookaburra

Delivery Man Stan takes any parcel anywhere, any time. Your child will like opening the big fold-out pages to find out just how far Stan will go to get the job done – from up, up, up to the sky, to down, down, down to a bear pit. It’s a good way to help him learn about different modes of transport, too.

 

WALLY AND MAE

By Christa Kempter, North-South Books, from major bookstores

Wally and Mae couldn’t be more different: He’s efficient and tidy while she takes life easy. But when Mae invites her brothers over for a party, Wally learns to relax and enjoy life, while Mae learns the benefits of keeping the house clean. The lesson: Friendship can blossom between opposites.

 

I WANT A MINI TIGER

By Joyce Dunbar and Lara Jones, Macmillan Children’s Books, from Bookaburra

I want a mini crocodile, a mini elephant, a mini monkey, says the little girl. But she can’t have them – they’d gobble her up, squash her flat and snatch her food. But a mini tiger – a tiggy taggy togger tiger – well, that’s different. What a lyrical, rhyming romp through different animal habits and habitats!

 

LOST AND FOUND

By Oliver Jeffers, Harpercollins Children’s Books, from Bookaburra

When a boy finds a penguin at his door, he tries to get it home to the South Pole. But is that what Penguin really wants? The adorable illustrations make this story of an unlikely friendship even more poignant. It’s a new classic you’ll want to pass to your grandchildren.

 

PRINCE BEAR & PAUPER BEAR

By Emily Lim and Neal Sharp, Mustard Seed Books, from Woods in the Books

Prince Bear, handmade by a master toymaker, wears a crown and loves boasting. Pauper Bear, poorly stitched, is missing his mouth. The two are separated until they meet again under surprising circumstances. This is a heart-warming story about humility, kindness and looking beyond physical appearances.

 

By Young Parents PreSchool Guide, 2014

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