It seems like everyone around me is getting ready for back to school. I’m getting set to go back to work at school, we are getting our daughter ready to go to prechool for the first time. When I was a kid I loved getting to go to the library and taking out different books, I always looked forward to the first day we got to go back to the library after summer vacation. Thanks to this, it is probably why I feel it is so important to also have lots of great books in our home.
I recently had the opportunity to check out two new titles that are coming out to local stores soon. I selected The Wonderful World of Pascal the Brave, and Big Bear Little Chair. Pascal is a platypus and he has all sorts of incredible friends. The detail in this book is incredible. It feels like a look and find book and will keep the attention of kids for some time as they discover the different things throughout the pages. It is whimsical, and full of all sorts of fun. I knew we were in for a treat with Big Bear Little Chair, because it is by the same author of Flashlight. This book is full of pages that look at opposites for big and little. My soon to be preschooler took to this book instantly, and it’s found a spot among her favourite on her book shelf. The illustrations are done in black, white, grey and some orangey-red. I love that the pictures are simple, but show the difference between the items perfectly. It has sure helped my daughter understand the concepts of opposites, and size.
Raincoast Books has very kindly provided a wonderful opportunity for one Discovering Parenthood reader to win 6 books, and a canvas tote bag. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada. So if you love books as much as I do, be sure to enter!
The books included in this great giveaway are:
– The Bears Surprise by Benjamin Chaud
– Big Bear Little Chair by by Lizi Boyd
– Leo A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett
– Swan The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder
– Pierre the Maze Detective by Hiro Kamigaki
– The Wonderful World of Pascal the Very Brave by Magali Le Huche