Saturday, July 11, 2020

Theme: Friendship - Various Bookwraps for Babies and Toddlers


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Books About Friendship for Babies and Toddlers
by Miranda Rosbach

Miranda Rosbach is a librarian turned children’s book reviewer and freelance writer. In her spare time she likes scouting new restaurants and colorful murals. She loves reading middle grade novels and memoirs. She lives in St.Louis with her husband and two daughters. You can find her book reviews on her blog or as @bookbloom on Instagram.


by Andrea Schomburg and Barbara Rottgen, illustrated by Sean Julian

After a busy autumn day collecting acorns, Squirrel takes a break to survey his handiwork with a sense of satisfaction. Soon, Bird arrives and Squirrel offers a nut to the weary newcomer. The two then scamper and fly to the top of the tree and back down again to enjoy the sunset. Though seemingly so different, the two devise a way they can spend time together through the winter months, enabling them to cherish and nurture their newfound friendship.

by Suzanne Curley, compiled by Tiger Tales

Together in the sun or snuggled up for a snooze, the precious pairs in this short board book serve up a massive dose of adorableness — with each spread featuring a baby beside their furry, four-legged canine pal. An instant favorite for all babies who can't resist seeing other babies.

by Amy Hevron

Dust Bunny sits under a chair watching the world go by. When a little bug scoots by, Bunny offers a warm hello, but the bug continues on. When ants march past, Bunny says hi to them one-by-one, but they too continue their journey uninterrupted. A curious cat stops to sniff at Dust Bunny but only blows Bunny away with a massive sneeze. Soon Bunny is swept into a forgotten part of the house where at last it meets a nest of other dusty bunnies. Sparsely worded, this is an achingly sweet read.

by Jez Alborough

Little Bobo the monkey spies an assortment of jungle creatures, each giving one another hugs. From elephants to chameleons, snakes, and giraffes, Bobo accurately identifies embrace after embrace. At last, the young monkey laments that he, too, wants to join in the camaraderie of friends and family sharing a hug. This 20-year-old classic reminds us (perhaps now more than ever) that nothing beats a good hug.

by Jacky Davis, illustrated by David Soman

With spotted wings, matching rain boots, and a red tutu Lulu transforms into Ladybug Girl. At the sandbox and through the garden, Ladybug Girl flies with her friends. With her dog Bingo, she looks at the world from a different angle and creates something new during art time. An enthusiastic helper, Ladybug Girl even lends a hand to her neighbor. It’s impossible not to love the effervescent antics found throughout this entire series.

by Sara Gillingham

Much like planting a seed, growing a friendship requires good soil, sunshine, and water. It takes time to grow a friend, and a friend may even bug you at times. However, good friends cheer each other up when they feel down and welcome new friends wherever they are found. Gillingham’s signature cheery graphics help make it easy to soak up this uplifting tale.


Hi Marilyn here:  Just want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Take care and be safe.  In these unusual times with confinement the the opportunity to read both solo and to your kids is ripe for the picking ( or should I say the reading ).  Reading is therapeutic and  books will whisk you away from reality and bring you happiness and contentment.  Thank you for visiting Storywraps. Join me again on Monday for more new and exciting kid's books to share.  Happy weekend to all! 

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