Wednesday 1 December 2010

Perfect Winter's Tale from Top That Publishing

I've reviewed a few books from Top That Publishing and they have become firm favourites with my daughter. I love the quality of them, so I was really happy to be asked to review a couple more for them.

The first is Baby Bear and the Big, Wide World by Ellie Patterson and illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic.

We have had this book for a couple of weeks now, but with the Arctic conditions here recently it has really come into its own. It is the perfect snowy tale to curl up in front of the fire with.

The illustrations are stunning, and set in the wintry landscape they are serene and calm which helps to create a peaceful atmosphere - perfect if your little ones are fed up being trapped indoors!

The story is a heartwarming one of a baby bear who longs for a big adventure, and sneaking away from the safety of his sleeping mother's arms one night, he sets off to explore.  He finds himself alone and feeling very small, until he meets a new friend.  Together they discover that with a friend by your side, the world is not so scary after all.

This book is perfect for bedtime reading or winding-down time and absolutely great for sofa snuggles.  My favourite thing about this book is that afterwards Ruby always wants to re-enact it, with her as the baby polar bear and me as the mummy polar bear having a great big polar bear cuddle!

Available from bookshops and online at Top That Publishing priced at £5.39

A copy of this book was received free of charge for the purpose of this review, however the opinion stated is my own accurate and honest view.


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