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Saturday 21 July 2012

KBR Recommends: Books for Toddlers, July 2012

The Dinosauritis series by Jeannette Rowe

Bruce is a Brachiosaurus. He is the biggest dinosaur to have ever walked the earth. Go Bruce! Catch the dinosaur bug with this and other books in the Dinosauritis series.

Bright and bold with simple facts presented in a fun and lighthearted way, this series has been specially crafted to entertain the pre-schooler who is fascinated by the prehistoric world.

Most kids catch Dinosauritis - soothe their fever with Jeannette Rowe's vivid picture books that combine fun facts, jokes and games.

The series includes Tip the Triceratops, Rex the Tyrannosaurus, Tracy the Pterodactyl and Bruce the Brachiosaurus.

The Dinosauritis series is published by Allen & Unwin, $12.99 RRP

Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox

Two little monkeys are hiding in a tree - two little monkeys named Cheeky and Chee.

Swing on in if you'd like to see just why they're hiding in that big old tree.

From bestselling picture-book creators Mem Fox and Jill Barton, here is a sweet, surprise-filled story that's sure to have little monkeys everywhere leaping with delight.

Two Little Monkeys is published by Viking (Penguin), $19.95 RRP

Big Yellow Digger by Julia Jarman

Ben and Bella are off on another adventure and, of course, all the animals want to join them! The destination this time is Australia, and the digger digs and judders, as Moose, Zebra, Rhinoceros, Mole and lots of other animals all clamber on. 

Even Little Roo jumps up, and gets delivered safely back to his his mummy. Everyone stops for a barbie, a dance with the digeridoo, and then it's time to head for home again. 

Join the fun on an adventure that gets better and better!
Big Yellow Digger is published by Orchard Books, $16.99 RRP 

Sheep on a Beach by P. Crumble 

'Sheep. Sheep on a beach. Umbrella up, towel underneath.' 

Join this fun-loving sheep for the best beach day ever. 

Repetitive text, a la The House That Jack Built, will keep children engaged. 

Bright, funny illustrations by Danielle McDonald perfectly complement the entertaining (and action-packed) storyline. 

Sheep on a Beach is published by Scholastic, $13.99 RRP

Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale

A fantastic picture book that combines a little boy's two favourite things: dinosaurs and machines!

Dinosaur Dig! has everything that gets small boys excited - diggers, dinosaurs and dirt plus a bit of counting thrown in for good measure.

Bursting with energy and noise and with a splashy, surprising ending, it's an absolute riot of a book.

Dinosaur Dig is published by Nosy Crow, $24.99 RRP