Three books for cottage youngsters


As we draw close to the end of the year, I thought I’d share a few more cottagey books for kids that have crossed my desk recently.

Pond Babies by Cathryn Falwell is a nice book for the very young in which a mother and her child discover some of the creatures at the pond. It also supplies some tips for getting out and getting your hands dirty in nature with your little one.

Do your little cottagers like to get their hands into more than dirt? How about flour and sugar? Little Kitchen by Sabrina Parrini encourages kids to get into the fun of cooking with 40 recipes that are simple and with end results appealing to small-fry. Lots of desserts and creative mains such as mini-burgers, breakfast pies, and home-made gnocchi. Instructions clearly indicate when a grown-up’s help is needed, and each recipe has an illustrated list of equipment needed.

In The Very Itchy Bear, by Nick Bland, The Very Cranky Bear returns, this time made ornery by a flea. Great illustrations bring the plight of this poor guy to life.



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