Hello Kitty Presents

Hello Kitty Presents Storybook Collection is a series of 4 books (so far) and I hope there is more. The collection includes: The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina and my all time favorite story ever: Alice in Wonderland. You have the classics that all little girls grow up reading and listening to, add the cuteness of Hello Kitty and you have an adorable picture book series that would make the perfect birthday or holiday gift for the little girls in your life.

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection Little Red Riding Hood

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood is a Charles Perrault classic that I remember enjoying so much as a child. My girls use to love wearing their little red coats and pretending to be Red Riding Hood. The Hello Kitty version is a bit sweeter and less scary, no wolves eating little girls in this book. This book follows the story very well till the end and then it makes it a very G rated happily ever after ending that makes the book a-okay for bedtime.

Hello Kitty Presents the Storybook Collection The Little Mermaid

 

 

The Little Mermaid is a Hans Christian Anderson classic. Many girls know the Disney version by heart so it is really neat to show them the original classic that inspired the movie. This version was very short and condensed but didn’t lose any of the appeal to the story that we love. The sea witch was not scary looking and there was no trading the singing voice. This picture book will delight all the fans of Ariel even if the Little Mermaid in this book is names Hello Kitty.

Both these picture books are great because not only are the stories short and sweet but they introduce little listeners to the classics. They are not scary in any way – shape – or form. The characters are all very cute looking and looks just like the Hello Kitty illustrations that were around when I was a lot younger. The illustrations are big, bold and colorful that will capture the youngest listener babies and toddlers. I would say if you have a young girl in your house or family please think about adding these to your gift list this holiday season.

Thank you so very much Abrams Appleseed for allowing me to review Hello Kitty: Presents the Storybook Collection: The Little Mermaid and Little Red Riding Hood. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free books.

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Bunny Books

Bunnies, Bunnies and more Bunnies are being featured today. Bunnies are so cute and sweet and kids, as well as adults love them. I’m featuring some great little bunny books today that are great for spring time and any time.

Pat the Bunny: First Books for Baby By Dorothy and Edith Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny First Books for Baby By Dorothy and Edith Kunhardt

 

Pat the Bunny is a go to classic for newborns. People have baby showers and baby rooms centered around this classic book series. Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers love the interactive feature of this book series and it grows with the child. From babies who we help them with all the textures, to toddlers that do the textures as we read the books to them. Than as preschoolers they have the book memorized and love that they can “read” the book. My girls both had this book memorized and felt so big when they would read it to me. 🙂

summary: Three classic pat the bunny books in one charming slipcase! A perfect way to celebrate Bunny’s 75th anniversary! This boxed set includes pat the bunny, pat the puppy, and pat the cat. Touch and feel elements and pull tabs invite children to explore these books on their own–or to snuggle up and play with mom or dad!

A Friend For Bo by Elizabeth Zuniga

A Friend For Bo by Elizabeth Zuniga

 

Oh my gosh A Friend For Bo is simply adorable! I love the watercolor like illustrations and the story is so sweet. Kids will really love this new picture book and I hope that the author Elizabeth Zuniga creates more adorable picture books. This is going on my must gift book for any little ones birthdays, baby showers, and visits to the hospital.

summary: A Friend for Bo, is the story of a little rabbit who makes a new friend named Rollie! The only problem is that Rollie doesn’t like doing much. Not reading, not boating, and not even playing! How can Bo get his new friend to have some fun? And also . . . just what is Bo’s new friend? Well, his new friend is an egg, a fact that has gone right over Bo’s ears.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams; illustrated by William Nicholson

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams illustrated by William Nicholson

 

The Velveteen Rabbit is my most favorite picture book ever. I have so many different copies and editions. This book is my collectible, I’ve been collecting it since I was little. The Velveteen Rabbit is magical, I love the story and how the boy’s love makes the stuffed bunny come to life. I can’t get enough of this classic and anyone who has invited to any showers or birthday’s has received a copy of this book and they all have fallen in love with it as much as me.

summary: A new gift edition of one of the most beloved children’s stories, newly available with the luminous color of the original edition. With illustrations re-scanned from a 1922 first edition and a sumptuous cloth binding, this lovingly reconstructed classic is the ideal collectible gift for Easter and holidays throughout the year. At first a brand-new toy, now a threadbare and discarded nursery relic, the velveteen rabbit is saved from peril by a magic fairy who whisks him away to the idyllic world of Rabbitland. There, he becomes “Real,” a cherished childhood companion who will be loved for eternity. Treasured for generations, here is a timeless tale about the magic of boundless love.

Bunnies everywhere

Easter is just a few days away and I’m sharing a few cute picture books that would be great to have for some bedtime, story time or holiday reading on Easter Sunday.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Mary Man-Kong illustrated by Random House

Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Mary Man-Kong illustrated by Random House

 

We all know the song but I know my preschooler’s were always surprised there was a picture book by the same title. The story is a bit long in text, depending on the age or the listeners you might need to pace it out over a day or 2 reading bedtimes. When I had the youngest preschool class I read it over lunch time, I did that a lot with longer books. The kids loved listening to stories while eating and they seemed to eat a lot better too. The illustrations are bright and colorful and fit the story to a T. This story has the Easter bunny and briefly Santa so it might not be for every house or classroom but if you celebrate these holidays than grab this classic. The book includes Easter egg holders and stickers so this might be a fun addition to the traditional egg dying session. You and your little ones can create child lit easter eggs.

summary: Children ages 3 to 7 will love to celebrate Easter with this full-color storybook based on the classic Peter Cottontail Claymation TV special from 1971. Plus, it features press-out Easter egg holders and over 30 stickers!

The Bunny Hop (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee

The Bunny Hop (Sesame Street) by Sarah Albee

 

Who doesn’t love Sesame Street, well OK sadly my youngest never liked the show no matter how many times I tried. However she did love this classic picture book and we read it so many times, even when it was wasn’t Easter time. I think I loved this adorable picture book just as much as my girls and preschooler’s. Bunnies have invaded Sesame Street and the characters are finding them everywhere. Kids  will love seeing all the funny places the bunnies show up at. The Bunny Hop is adorable and I can see why it is a Golden Book story title.

summary: A riotously funny Sesame Street Little Golden Book about Easter bunnies run wild! On Easter morning, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends find cute bunnies in the strangest (and funniest) places! Where did they come from?