Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Wilderness on New Years Day
Sometimes the best gifts are those we can enjoy quietly together, after a swim at the beach to wind down before our afternoon nap. Wilderness by Hannah Pang is a colourful children's book with illustrations by Jenny Wren. I adore the name Jenny Wren, it reminds me of my childhood watching the Blue Wrens and Jenny Wrens fly about the garden from my grandparents verandah on their old dairy farm.
I was visiting the lovely store, Lily & Sapphire, in Coffs Harbour on New Years Eve with Love. She was very interested in a tea set, much like the one at home however, this book caught my eye.
We don't usually purchase gifts on a whim but this one seemed like the perfect book to read with Love on New Years Day, at her current age of two years and four months.
She is beginning to learn the names of different species of animals beyond Old MacDonald's Farm and with her vocabulary growing every day, she is already forming sentences, which I understand (for the most part). Now she can say 'narwhal' and I'm pleased to share that I learnt something too. Did you know, for example, that the tooth of the male narwhal, the unicorn of the sea, grows into a long spiralled tusk which can exceed more than three (THREE!) metres (9 ft)? I know I'd swim into all sorts of trouble with a tusk like that! When we flip the book open to the page with the narwhal, Love extends her arm and makes bubble noises, it's quite adorable.
If you are looking for a gift for a toddler, books are usually safe options, especially those with pop-up pages, with little cardboard flaps and not a battery in sight.
Wilderness - An Interactive Atlas of Animals, introduces over 100 animals in their various habitats all over the world.
If your little one shares a love for the natural world, this is sure to bring a smile to their face as they turn each luxuriously thick page filled with colourful habitats and wonderful creatures.
I'll be sharing other gift ideas and activities for little ones over the course of 2017 and would like to hear your suggestions.
*This is not a sponsored post.