Book Reviews – 0 to 3 Years Old
What happens when we try to protect ourselves from getting hurt by locking our hearts away? Follow a child’s journey from loss to love and joy again as she learns to let her heart be free.
She Rex is a picture book dinosaur story with multi colours, giant teeth and tons of girl-osaurus attitude! A spirited sibling story about gender equality.
Sulwe is a children’s book of rare power and beauty. Dealing with colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within, this is actress Lupita Nyong’o’s ode to loving yourself. All the hype is worth it.
On your search to include more diverse books for your kids, check out the wonderful range of local books from South African publishers Book Dash.
Ruby Red Shoes is a sweet little hare who lives in a colourful caravan in the country with her granny. Now she’s off to visit her cousins in London. A charming picture book series for 3 – 7 year olds.
Who doesn’t love a unicorn? Sophie Johnston: Unicorn Expert loves them so much she ‘owns’ 17 unicorns of her own. Or course there’s a lot of work involved in training them and looking after them but Sophie rises to the challenge with style. But who’s that hiding in plain sight on every page?
“All evening the North wind roared.” These evocative words set the atmosphere for the story about the night Harry and his family hole up inside while a storm roars around them.
Oi Frog! is a fun rhyming caper though all the places animals sit. It starts with Frog saying he does not want to do what everyone tells him to and sit on a log. He wants to sit on a sofa. As you do.
What a delightful, happy little book by South African author Jenny Hatton. Swimming in the Sun follows a typical day at the beach with glorious illustrations by Joan Rankin.
Acclaimed illustrator and author Oliver Jeffers has a new book to share with little children everywhere: an introduction to the world. Written on the birth of his son, this reads as an intimate guide to Earth and its inhabitants – both human and animal.