Picture books are often the first books enjoyed by young children, and are an important source of new language, concepts, and lessons for them. They form the basis for introducing young children to a love of stories, books, and reading. Perhaps most importantly, the experience offers a beautiful bonding opportunity for a parent/ grandparent/ older sibling with a child. And, of course, they are often very beautiful to look at - classics to be enjoyed by all ages.
ALL THE PUBLISHER'S PROFITS WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO UNICEF AND THEIR EFFORTS TO SUPPORT CHILDREN IN UKRAINE. “I wrote this book about different children from different Ukrainian families in 2017, when Russia had conquered Crimea and temporarily occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk. I write these forewords in the bathroom of my Kiev home in the roar of a Russian assailant's fire. I can imagine that one of Maja’s classmates is now praying in a bomb shelter, another is writing a letter to his imprisoned father in Russia, and a third has already lost a loved one. It is less likely that one of the boys or girls will start their life in Helsinki. War is always against children. With this text, I want to shout to the world that the children of my country need international protection”,
Our February Recommended Read ... A riotously funny caper about mischievous dogs going incognito. The vivacious and vibrant illustrations make this the perfect picture book. Recommended by Vivienne Luke, Dubray Rathmines