Books are friends for­ever

Th­ese books prove how books can be just as loyal as your best friend, says Por­tia Ngob­ese

Your Baby & Toddler - - Contents -

HOORAY! THOKO Niki Daly R120 This is the first book in the Thoko se­ries, and con­sists of four easyto-read sto­ries, each teach­ing life lessons and giv­ing a lovely mes­sage for ev­ery­one read­ing them. Thoko is a witty, hard-work­ing, cre­ative and de­ter­mined lit­tle school­girl with a heart of gold. She lives with her gogo and mom, who of­ten have to be pa­tient with Thoko and her de­mands! The sto­ries high­light their un­der­stand­ing and gen­er­ous hearts for their spe­cial daugh­ter. TUG OF WAR Naomi Howarth R130 Be­hold the tor­toise! This cheer­ful and heart-warm­ing story cap­tures the essence of th­ese brainy and won­der­ful crea­tures. When Ele­phant and Hippo are nasty to Tor­toise, be­liev­ing they are the rulers of the jun­gle since they are much big­ger and stronger than the rest, Tor­toise, be­ing the chal­lenger that he is, de­cides to teach them a les­son. And, boy oh boy, are they in for it! With the beau­ti­ful il­lus­tra­tions of the jun­gle, with its bold and lus­cious leaves, masses of wa­ter and colour­ful birdlife and but­ter­flies, one can’t help but ad­mire our planet, and be taken on a jour­ney of brav­ery and friend­ship in this story. LIT­TLE BEAR Kate Oosthuizen R80 An adorably writ­ten book of rhymes, this story will drift kids away into a de­light­ful and dreamy doze. It’s a story of a lit­tle bear who lives in a box, high up on a shelf of a toy store. One cold day, the wind blows and lit­tle bear tum­bles down, land­ing on the floor next to a hole, which he de­cides to peer into. There, he makes friends in this mag­i­cal and play­ful world. A happy end­ing emerges for lit­tle bear from that day on. THIS IS THE CHICK Wendy Hart­mann R120 This en­ter­tain­ing book could top your lit­tle one’s list of favourites. It all starts on one peace­ful, early morn­ing with a small fluffy guinea fowl chick who hatches, and lets out an ear-pierc­ing “cheep”! There is sud­denly pan­de­mo­nium, as all the an­i­mals in the bush wake up to this noise that has fright­ened them all, caus­ing them to go on a ram­page to­gether, away from an imag­i­nary mon­ster. With strik­ing il­lus­tra­tions of th­ese char­ac­ters, and wise old owl’s hu­mon­gous eyes, your chil­dren will be amused through­out.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.