One of the things I loved doing with my daughter when she was a toddler is to take her to the bookstore to look at children’s books. We would spend an hour or two browsing the aisles and sitting next to other kids with their parents during storytime.
My daughter is older now, and times have changed. There are fewer local bookstores and with stay-at-home orders in many cities, you probably are not aware about new book releases.
Little kids love board books and I’ve discovered two delightful books published by Gibbs Smith. If you have a toddler, check out these two children’s books for your early reader!
C Is for Camping by Greg Paprocki
This engaging collection of 26 illustrations features campground favorites from campfires and hammocks to s’mores and stargazing. Like the book says, “E is for exploring” which you’ll definitely want to do!
The book is written and illustrated by Greg Paprocki who works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. In addition to illustrating several Curious George books, he’s provided illustrations for a number of books for Gibbs Smith, including A Is for Atom, S Is for Santa, B Is for Boo, and The Big Book of Superheroes. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska.
Little Poet Lewis Carroll: Silly Time by Kate Coombs, illustrated by Carme Lemniscates
Go on a flight of fancy with your little one as you read this board book. Your toddler can do what they do best with this charming new book featuring Lewis Carroll’s delightful poetry – be silly!
The author, Kate Coombs, has written several books for children, including the award-winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue and most recently Goodnight Mr. Darcy. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate makes her home in Utah.
“C Is for Camping” and “Little Poet Lewis Carroll: Silly Time” can be found wherever books are sold. If you’d like more information on these children’s books, check out the Gibbs Smith Publisher website here.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary book which helped facilitate this review. My opinions & images are 100% my own.