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Tuesday 17 October 2023

Review: These Little Feet

A precious celebration of beautiful babies will warm your heart in this new picture book stunner.

These little feet, so tiny and new. The places they’ll go, the dances they’ll do.

The mountains they’ll climb, the dreams they’ll pursue. These little feet, so tiny and new.

Written in delightful rhyme by author Hayley Rawsthorne, the story connects readers to five beautiful babies and explores the wonderful things they might do, see, hear, say, taste and touch — the wonderful people they’ll become.

Each baby and the family surrounding them is different, and each potential future highlights a different life that may be, brought to readers through the gorgeous illustrations by illustrator Briony Stewart.

And truly gorgeous these illustrations are. Stewart’s soft and loose style brings the characters alive. The details she has added make them so real and the diversity she has injected makes this a book inclusive and welcoming.

Rawsthorne has captured all the emotions of new babies coming into the world in this book. And the hopes and dreams (and curiosity) their loved ones have for their future. Add Stewart’s beautiful illustrations and you get a picture book that will be treasured by families for many years.

This is a perfect picture book for new babies and makes a very special gift for new mums. There’s also a lovely spot to put baby’s name at the front of the book.

This little one, so perfect and mine. The things you will feel, the way you will shine.
The life you will live, the love you will find. This little one, so perfect and mine.

Title: These Little Feet
Author: Hayley Rawsthorne
Illustrator: Briony Stewart
Publisher: Albert Street Books, $19.99
Publication Date: 3 October 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761069017
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture books