Make time for ABCs before zzzs! It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading in children, and these simple, durable board books are meant to be treasured night after night. They’ll love the cute animals, and you’ll love the smiles and sweet memories you make together. So snuggle up and settle in! Here are four gentle stories perfect for bedtime with the littlest bookworms and animal fans.
PEEP! A duckling breaks through its shell and immediately attaches itself to the first thing it sees—a warmhearted young boy. The two become inseparable, but one day…QUACK! The boy realizes with a great pang of sorrow that his new friend will have to return to live among its own kind. This deceptively simple story poignantly and humorously dramatizes a special tale of friendship and demonstrates the importance of learning to let go of something you love.
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Take a trip through the animal world in this exquisitely illustrated counting book. While young Daisy sleeps, animals play and swim and fly. When she wakes up, her mother tells her about each animal in turn. Children can learn to count while they discover what animals do while they’re asleep, and adults will be equally enchanted by the luminous beauty of Butler’s brilliant, detailed illustrations.
From tiny birds and rabbits safely tucked into warm nests and underground burrows to young whales lulled in the deep blue sea, the noisy animal kingdom settles down for the night. Each animal is depicted in its natural setting as, one by one, baby animals are gently put to bed by their mothers and fathers. This soothing bedtime story features an easy, rhyming text and beautifully evocative, detailed art.
It’s Little Rabbit’s birthday and his family surprises him with wrapped presents and a special trip to Rabbit World Theme Park. Little Rabbit is excited but insists he is a big rabbit now and ignores his parents’ warnings to stay close. But when he suddenly finds himself all alone, he doesn’t feel quite so grown up anymore. Families will identify with the young character’s conflicting desire for independence and his need of loving supervision.