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Friday 10 December 2010

Christmas Books for Babies and Toddlers - Part II

Welcome to Part II of our Christmas Books for Babies and Toddlers! See Part I here, and enjoy this sensational KBR-recommended line-up.

Merry Christmas!
Penguin (2010), A$9.95
ISBN: 9781409304586

The perfect introduction to Christmas, this buggy book will charm babies with its sparkly cover, bright illustrations and details of what Santa does at Christmastime.

Santa, elves, Christmas tree fairies and, of course, Rudolph - this little treasure has it all.

Baby Touch and Feel: Christmas
Dorling Kindersley (2010), A$9.95
ISBN: 9781405356817

When it comes to learning about a new experience, babies need to use all their senses. A book that gives them the opportunity to hear, see and feel this wondrous time of year is perfect.

As your little one touches glittery baubles, soft decorations, a rubbery Rudolph nose, furry Santa hat and more, they will be delighted with their discoveries.

The Mr Men Save Christmas: Sound Book
Roger Hargreaves
Penguin (2008), A$16.95
ISBN: 9781846466458

A board book version of Little Miss Christmas (above), this edition contains a sound chip. Yes, that's right. If you can stand the endlessly repetitive intonation of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, you are a fine parent indeed... and aren't we all fine parents (twitch twitch!). Yes, that little red button will be pushed. And pushed. And pushed and pushed. But would we want it any other way? (twitch)

But it's all in the spirit of good fun in this interactive board book, featuring the irrepressible fun of the Mr Men crew. Can Mr Christmas and his friends help Santa wrap the last of the Christmas presents before it's too late?

Mr Christmas: Sound Book
Roger Hargreaves
Penguin (2007), A$16.95
ISBN: 9781846463068

Ditto above. Only this time it's Jingle Bells. Over and over again. But hey - it's Christmas and the things we parents do to make our kids gleefully happy. Because they will be with this colourful book featuring the Mr Men characters kids still love after decades of fun.

Mr Christmas is tasked by Santa to deliver all the Christmas presents to the Mr Men on Christmas Eve - but can he do it on time? A lovely way to meet a series of Mr Men all over again. Cute.

Noisy Noisy Christmas
Ladybird Books (2010), A$19.95
ISBN: 9781409305859

Get ready for the noise to begin! Each page of this board book holds a button that children will love. A button that children will press again and again.

But it's Christmas. We don't mind the noise, right? Right. The sounds of Christmas - elves making toys, children singing carols, a kiss under the mistletoe, jingling bells and more, including, of course, Santa's jolly laugh - will emanate from your child's fingertips.

It's time to spread the joy!

Whose Present?
Ladybird Books (2010), A$12.95
ISBN: 9781409306566

This is a vibrantly coloured, fun lift-the-flap book for littlies, that will keep them guessing - and having lots of fun when they discover who is receiving presents this Christmas.

Each gift is wrapped, the rhyming narrative and package shape providing the clues as to who the gift is for. It's time to get guessing - and revealing the real answer underneath the flap!