A friend handed me this book when my kids were little. She said, “This is it, every story you need to read your children. All the classics in one book!” It was the BEST gift ever.
We’d read a few of the stories Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. But we were surprised to fall in love with all the other gems too!
I can’t tell you how many times these stories have been read. Toddlers love repetition, and the pictures deepen their connection to the story. It was so much fun to meet Harold who creates his world with a purple crayon, Crictor a boa constrictor who lives in France, and George a little boy who shrinks.
Each of the stories will delight your child and you may remember what it feels like to be little and excited again. With this gift, my friend helped to spark a creative project that years later became Bookends. I realized how important it was to read picture books to young children to support their development.
An anthology featuring 12 classics, each book represents a major contributor to the field of children’s literature. The books in this collection are all suitable for children 2 – 5 years old. You’ll learn about the evolution of the picture book and discover what your child loves. You’ll also help to boost your child’s listening and love of reading.
It’s time to cozy up, let yourself be silly and offer your child a way to connect to their world with these classic stories.
Helps with: love of reading, expressing and identifying emotions, repetition for learning, child development, understanding the evolution of the picture book, getting to know your children’s likes, learning to read, appreciating artwork to tell stories.