Beautiful Board Books for Babies & Giveaway

*AD – please note books featured in this post were gifted, however, all opinions are my own.

Beautiful Board Books for Babies

We love books in our house. Books are wonderous things full of beautiful illustrations, fabulous stories and amazing new worlds. They are also a great way of teaching children without them even realising that they are learning.

With a baby, it can sometimes be hard to work out what is the right time to introduce them to books. My advice would be, as soon as you can, even when they are in the newborn stage you can get pram books for them to look at while they are lying down.

Beautiful Board Books for Babies - Bodhi reading bath book

Tales from Nature: Bee and Ladybird

Tales from Nature Bee

We have been sent two books from Tales from Nature: Bee and Ladybird. They are both lovely and colourful board books full of lots of bold illustrations. There are cut outs that layer across the pages adding a three-dimensional feel to the book. I particularly like how the pages inter-lay and some are in different shapes too making it really tactile for babies.

Tales from Nature Bee - inside pictures and cut outs

Bee tells us all about the role of bees – how they use their tongue to get nectar, how a beehive works and how the Queen lays eggs and how bees make honey. It’s told in very simple and child friendly terms.

Tales from Nature Ladybird

Ladybird is in a similar vein and explains what ladybirds do and I have to admit to a bit of a confession here, as I didn’t actually know until I read this book myself! It shows how ladybirds camouflage from birds and how it hatches its eggs.

Tales from Nature Ladybird - inside pictures and cut outs

These are both really fab books that teaches children about the natural world. It’s great for young children and babies with the colourful, bold and engaging pages.

Shapes and Colours Bath Books

Colours and Shapes Bath Books

I think there is something very tactile about bath books, and another way to really get your child to engage with reading is to give them one they can play with in the bath. The bath has always been a favourite place for all of my children, so books and a bath can only be even better. Both these books and waterproof and padded, very simple in their design but still really interesting for baby.

Colours and Shapes Bath Books - inside Shapes book

The Shapes book has people on it in the shape of, well, shapes. With a shape to each page. Similarly, Colours has a fun, smiley items in different colours from lollipops to cherries. Both are funny and great in their simplicity.

Counts 123 and First Words by Jane Ormes

First Words by Jane Ormes

I remember my daughter had a First Words book, she loved it so much she actually destroyed it. So it’s great to have a new one for Bo to read. The style of the book is very similar to that of the Tales of Nature books I have reviewed above. We lots of fun illustrations and cut outs on the pages that show pictures on other pages. It covers all of the simple first words from car, trees, cat and apple. I really love the style of illustrations.

First Words by Jane Ormes - inside pictures

Count 123, is as you would expect a book about counting. Once again though it’s the illustrations that steal the show. They really are beautiful in style, elegant, yet colourful and as with the First Words book also has some cut outs on the pages, with pictures from other pages peeping through.

Count 123 by Jane Ormes

Both of these are really lovely books that would make a great gift for a baby.

Count 123 by Jane Ormes - inside pictures

Giveaway

Beautiful Board Books for Babies - Bodhi reading Bee

If you would like to own one of these lovely books, then please enter my giveaway, where I have one copy of Bee and Ladybird to giveaway to one lucky winner. Simply enter below.

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*Terms and conditions: Entries are open to UK and Ireland residents. The competition closes on the the 15th July 2019. Winners will be announced on social media and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond to the email in two weeks, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

58 thoughts on “Beautiful Board Books for Babies & Giveaway

  1. I’m reviewing baby books this month too. I was so thrilled when my niece said she wanted books for her new baby at her babyshower. (I also made her baby blanket.) It’s never too early to introduce books to children, even if they only eat them at first 🙂

  2. Ahh I feel quite sad that we’re past the baby book stage, these look lovely! Although my best friend is due her second baby any day now so I might see if I can get one of these books as a new baby gift. #KLTR

  3. Hello! If I was lucky enough to win, I would give the book to my local library as I’m sure they would appreciate it.

  4. My first grandson. He may be quite young but I want him to be around books so it will become secong nature for him to reach for one when he can.

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