Hello Garage made me smile the instant that I saw it, and I only loved it more after opening it and reading the story about Ludo, lifting the flaps, and touch and feel elements.
Your child will love this lift-the-flap board book where they will be surprised by animals along the way, and discover themselves in the mirror under the last felt flap.
The book can be more than just reading the words but creating possibilities through conversation and discovery. This can be achieved by learning about the animals, identifying them, learning what noises they make and where they might live.
‘Shhh…everyone is fast asleep on the farm.’
‘Who can you see cuddled up in the barn?’
The language is simple and tells a beautiful story about the hungry caterpillar heading to his bed upon some leaves, while saying goodnight to his friends along the way.
I am always on the lookout for board books that I can use for Baby and Toddler Storytime sessions at the Library or to give as gifts. These are just 4 of many books that I think have something special about them and want to share with you.
The first time I read through it I ran my hand over each shiny page, making discoveries until the very end. It was like the excitement of opening an advent calendar, the anticipation swirling around you as you open the first numbered flap or in this case the cover of the book.
This book is like DisneyLand, as your make your way through it there are surprises on every page, discoveries to be made and clues to follow. When this book arrived on my doorstep I literally said “WOW”, I knew in an instant that this would be a most treasured and loved book.
The good (and bad) thing about working in a library is that you find little gems on the shelves nearly every shift…I have had to learn to not bring every book home that I love. I couldn’t go past this book because it is perfect for my story time session I am taking this week. When it comes to The Very Hungry Caterpillar I normally prefer the original book, but this lift-the-flap version is so sweet and perfect for my toddler group this week.