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Tried and tested toddlers books

Gordon Green
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar [Board Book]
"This is the all time classic. Simple text, iconic images.  Works on many levels."
The Snowy Day (Picture Puffin)
The Snowy Day (Picture Puffin)
"I remember this one from my youth. The pictures are striking and the simple story captures children's fascination with snow."
The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo
"A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. This is great fun and to its compliment feels like it has been around forever."
Doing the Garden
Doing the Garden
"Everyday life is depicted in these simple well drawn pictures. Few words but plenty of detail in the pictures that children love to talk about."
Peace at Last
Peace at Last
"Trying to get a good night’s sleep in hard in the noisy house.  The noises are great."
Meg & Mog
Meg & Mog
"Simple bold illustrations and fun stories appeal to the very young."
Farmer Duck
Farmer Duck
"An amusing fable about a lazy farmer and a hard working duck. This is a very clever book, the language and pictures blend together perfectly, into an entertaining moral tale."
Peepo! (Picture Puffin)
Peepo! (Picture Puffin)
"The pictures evoke a homely wartime setting with great use of a hole to peep onto the next page.  The word Peepo is repeated to great effect."
The Magic Bed
The Magic Bed
"Lovely illustrations and a story that delves deep into young children’s fantasies."
Things I Like
Things I Like
"Rhyming text and great illustrations explore everyday life, seasons, colours and things children like."
Bing: Yuk!
Bing: Yuk!
"Anarchic and vibrant books that my children and I find hilarious!"
Mucky Duck
Mucky Duck
"The excellent collage type illustrations help show just how messy this duck is.  O you mucky duck!"
Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed
"Superbly captures children’s logic and speech patterns to turn bedtime in to a fantastic leap of the imagination."
Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery
Brian Wildsmith's Animal Gallery
"Another from my own youth.  Collective nouns for animals and exquisite illustrations."
Hairy Maclary: Five Lynley Dodd Stories (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)
Hairy Maclary: Five Lynley Dodd Stories (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)
"Excellent use of language.  Engaging animal characters and fantastic pictures.  Perfect!"
Cockatoos (Red Fox Picture Books)
Cockatoos (Red Fox Picture Books)
"The finest illustrator of all and a very funny story of his own."
Who Is Mrs Green?
Who Is Mrs Green?
"Creator of Mr Benn can do no wrong.  The illustrations are excellent and full of detail.  The story shows the cause and effect through a chain of events."
Buzz Off
Buzz Off
"Had to slip my own book in.  What can I say.  This book is fantastic."
Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon
"Great pictures and an engaging story.  Aliens don’t exist according to the Man on the moon but children can count them in the background on each page."
Ravenous Beast with DVD (Book & DVD)
Ravenous Beast with DVD (Book & DVD)
"The ravenous beast is hungry; he's hungry, hungry, hungry. This is great fun with bold illustrations and a lot of phrases that have stuck in our house. "Nonsense Smonsense!""
Knuffle Bunny
Knuffle Bunny
"Snurp!"