Hope you are all well. Today’s post is a bedtime books special, in honour of Beebop’s terrible sleeping habits (teething and colds don’t mix!) the past few days! One book we got from the library and the other we have as a Barefoot Books ambassador. They’re both beautiful and perfect for babies and toddlers alike.
How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers
A little boy loved stars very much, so much so he wanted one of his very own. But how do you catch a star?
The illustrations in the book are really vivid and have their own unique and expressive style. They would make beautiful stand alone paintings! Beebop loves to stroke the pages (we’re glad the library stocks a board book version!)
Honestly, we love this book. It’s captivating, sweet and very innocent. You can just imagine the same plans running through a toddler’s head when they see stars, so children will engage with the story on many different levels. It’s also very much loved by children at the library.
I Took The Moon For A Walk by Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay
One night, when everybody has gone to bed, a little boy takes a walk with the Moon. Follow along with them and see what they get up to. This is daddy Beebop’s new favourite.
The illustrations are captivating. Alison Jay uses crackling varnish over oil paint which creates the amazing vintage texture picture. It looks dreamy and fragile, matching the story perfectly.
The story is lyrical, flowing beautifully. It’s very soothing and fairy tale-esque, So much so, mummy Beebop ended up reading aloud in a hushed tone. At the end of the story, there is a feature all about the moon – it’s cycle, what it’s made from and how it’s used to measure time. There’s also a section on animals who feature in the story; owls, cats, rabbits and bats.
These books have been our constant companions this week and they’re such beautiful books to share at bedtime, cuddled up together.