AYA and PAPAYA Meet the Big Little Creatures by MQ | Review

Book Synopsis

Join Aya and Papaya on their latest adventures in MQ’s second bright and fun children’s picture book!

Morning has broken and as the sun peaks through her window, Aya gently opens her eyes and gives Papaya an enormous hug. Jumping out of bed and pulling back the curtains, a big smile spreads across her face. Today will be a great day because Aya’s best friend, Samy, is coming to play!

Aya and Samy, with Papaya and Bamboo, decide to go on an adventure to the big castle at the end of the garden. But first, they must be brave and make their way past the big little creatures that live in the garden. As their journey progresses, Aya and Samy learn an important lesson about bravery and being kind.

You can read MQ’s other AYA and PAPAYA adventures, AYA and PAPAYA Find Happiness, also available from Amazon and Apple’s iBooks Store.

My Thoughts

A delightful, sweet tale with colourful and vibrant illustrations. Aya and her friend Samy along with their respective look-alike dolls, Papaya and Bamboo are going to play together. Their adventure leads them outside into the garden where their imaginations start to run awry. The theme for children in “AYA and PAPAYA Meet the Big Little Creatures” is that things may not be as scary as originally thought and that fears shouldn’t prevent anyone from enjoying their adventures. There is an additional message in the story about treating nature with respect which is also an important reminder for both adults and children.

A fantastic bed-time story for the little ones!

{Thank you to #NetGalley, Troubador Publishing and the author for the free copy of #AyaAndPapayaMeetTheBigLittleCreatures and for giving me the opportunity to provide an honest review.}

Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars

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The Boy and the Egg | Ellen DeLange | Review

The Boy and the Egg by Ellen Delange

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


What an adorable, simple, little book! “The Boy and the Egg” is a sweet tale of the different animals or birds that could be hatched from within an egg that small children might find, from turtles to dinosaurs.

Told from the child’s viewpoint, it is beautifully and vibrantly illustrated using different animals throughout the story. Focusing on children’s expectations and their own investigations, there is also a discussion question at the end of the book.

[Thank you to #NetGalley, #ClavisPublishing and #EllenDeLange, for a free ARC of #TheBoyAndTheEgg in exchange for an honest review.]



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The Boy and the Egg

Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars

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My Mommy and Me | Liesbet Slegers | Review

Book Synopsis

From bestselling author-illustrator Liesbet Slegers, a cheerful book with interactive flaps about the love between a mother and a child.

What do you love to do with your mommy?
There are so many things you can do together!
Will you come and take a look?

A cheerful book with flaps that make animals appear in a surprising way. For toddlers ages 18 months and up, with a focus on the child’s emotions.

My Thoughts

“My Mommy and Me” is an adorable, simple, little book and follows the same format as ‘My Daddy and Me.’ It’s a cute and delightful tale of the different activities that Mummy often does with her small children, from playing Hide-and-seek to  going to the seaside together.

Told from the child’s viewpoint, it is beautifully and vibrantly illustrated using different animals such as cats, mice, panda bears and rabbits throughout the story. As with ‘My Daddy and Me’, it focuses on children’s emotions and there is also a discussion question at the end of the book. I read an e-book version, however other versions include lift-up flaps for interactivity.

[Thank you to #NetGalley, #ClavisPublishing and #LiesbetSlegers, for a free ARC of #MyMommyAndMe in exchange for an honest review.]

Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars

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My Daddy and Me | Liesbet Slegers | Review

Book Synopsis

From bestselling author-illustrator Liesbet Slegers, a cheerful book with interactive flaps about the love between a father and a child.

What do you love to do with your daddy?
There are so many things you can do together!
Will you come and take a look?

A cheerful book with flaps that make animals appear in a surprising way. For toddlers ages 18 months and up, with a focus on the child’s emotions.

My Thoughts

What an adorable, simple, little book! “My Daddy and Me” is a sweet tale of different things that small children could and often do with their Fathers, from getting dressed in the morning to going on bike rides.

Told from the child’s viewpoint, it is beautifully and vibrantly illustrated using different animals throughout the story. Focusing on children’s’ emotions, there is even a discussion question at the end of the book.

[Thank you to #NetGalley, #ClavisPublishing and #LiesbetSlegers, for a free ARC of #MyDaddyAndMe in exchange for an honest review.]

Brianne’s Book Reviews Rating | Five Stars

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