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October #FLBabyBookClub

You are in for a treat this month! I have four books to giveaway, not just three!

As I mentioned, Seth was teething really badly last month. That meant he wanted lots of cuddles and was basically attached to me 24/7. He is obsessed with books and loves story time so I read to him more than any previous month. He also enjoys playing with books by himself. He much prefers paging through a book again and again over any other toys, except if that toy is also a book, like his Vtech Toot-Toot Driver Fire Engine book that plays music.

Because he just wanted to snuggle, I’ve been reading more stories to him – not just paging through touchy-feely books. Some stories have been quite long but he sits patiently through them and waits to turn the page. It’s very sweet.

This month Seth enjoyed

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog – Axel Scheffler (2015)

There are quite a few Pip and Posy story books. This one is about is about their sleep over and how Posy forgot her beloved toy frog at home. Pip tries everything to make Posy stop crying. Eventually, by letting her hold his own favourite toy, Piggy, she finally gets some sleep. It’s short and sweet and I like the teaching moments that it delivered.

Buy Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog

What the Ladybird Heard Next – Julia Donaldson (2015)

This is a follow on from What the Ladybird Heard. This time it’s about the farm animals working together to pull off a hilarious but cunning plan to stop two thieves from stealing the fat red hen.
I love that Julia Donaldson writes in rhymes. It makes it so much more fun to read out loud.
An extra little bonus to the book is to try and find the teeny tiny little glittery ladybird on each page. It’s more difficult than you’d expect.

Buy What the Ladybird Heard Next

Peep Inside the Garden – Usborne Books (2015)

There are many “Peep Inside” books, such as Peep Inside the Farm and Peep Inside the Zoo. This is a beautifully illustrated book that has little fold outs and cut outs on the pages. As you read about all the things you can find in the garden, you uncover more and more things hidden in it. Some of the fold outs are so well disguised that I sometimes miss them. The more you read the book, the more detail you notice. It’s incredible. My favourite bit is that the caterpillars have eaten through three of the pages. Seth adores this book and spends hours lifting the little flaps. I’m not kidding. He’d read this book all day if I left him.

Buy Peep Inside the Garden

Flip Flap Spot – Eric Hill (2017)

This book is just too awesome. It’s another one that keeps Seth entertained for hours. I’m sure everyone knows Spot, the dog. He’s a classic in the world of books. In this adorable hardcover, Spot plays dress up. The pages are split in half, horizontally, so that you can flip them to change what Spot becomes. You can make him a Wild Wizzard, a Flying Tiger or even a Space Knight. The options are (almost) endless.

Buy Flip Flap Spot

Giveaway Time

As always, I am giving one reader the opportunity to win all four books.

October #FLBabyBookClub

Open to UK Mainland residents only.
No purchase required.
The competition runs from Thursday, 5 October 2017 to Monday, 30 October 2017.
One winner will be announced on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
The winner will have seven days to supply a delivery address. If an address is not supplied, a new winner will be chosen.
The winner will win one copy of Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog, What the Ladybird Heard Next, Peep Inside the Garden and Flip Flap Spot.
The prize is not transferable for cash.

Good luck!

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  1. Dot Parrington

    I loved Miffy and my children love them too!

  2. Solange

    We’re loving The Koala Who Could, Giraffes Can’t Dance and The Lion Inside.

  3. Angie

    These books are adorable! I used to loving looking at books and being read to when I was a kid.

  4. Sarah Camille

    The flip flap book is my favorite of the ones you shared! I have always thought the thicker board books are a good gift since they are durable and educational. 🙂
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

  5. Amanda W

    My little girl loves all the princess books at the minute and my little man is just starting out on reading with me at bedtime so he loves any lift the flap or touch and feel ones.

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