The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a must-have book for every child

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle First Line: ‘In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf..’ First published: 1969 No nursery bookshelf is complete without this book. FACT. The story of a caterpillar from hatching to becoming a beautiful butterfly. Follow him as he eats his way through everything in sight and teaches little ones numbers, days of the week and colours along the way. £4.50 Amazon **Great Birthday Party Idea** I think The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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Peepo! a classic story for toddlers

Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlberg First Line: ‘Here’s a little baby One, Two, Three…’ First published: 1981 Follow baby from morning until bedtime as he discovers what his family are up too through a ‘peep hole’ on each page. Most books I read as a child were by The Ahlberg’s (Funny bones, Each Peach Pear Plum, Burglar Bill, Mrs Wobble the Waitress) – so, it’s lovely to introduce Miss Marnie to their world of rhymes and retro illustrations.  £5.24 Amazon

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Guess How Much I Love You – the perfect baby book

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney First Line: ‘Little Nutbrown Hare who was going to bed…’ First published: 1994 Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare try to put how much they love one another into words – but love is not an easy thing to measure as they soon discover. A bedtime classic for any mama and her VIB.  £1.99 Amazon

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Dear Zoo a classic book for babies

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell First Line: ‘I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet…’ First published: 1982 A lift-the-flap book that encourages animal recognition and noises. Tots will also learn about different animal sizes and appearances. Buy the sturdy hardback edition – as believe me you will be reading this over and over! £3 Amazon

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