I was recently introduced to Little One Books, an online retailer offering a unique shopping experience designed to provide you with the best in children’s books, Music and videos! What sets Little One Books apart form many other online retailers is that each product is personally reviewed and hand selected to benefit children of all ages. Rest assured that each title has been researched and recommended for the appropriate age range by proud grandparents, who are owners of Little One Books!
We were sent a few items for our review and after perusing the website for some time, it’s clear to see that selection of items offered by Little One Books are truly quality products that I personally would recommend to parents! Each title has an explination from the experts as to why the book was chosen to be featured on Little One Books! The website is user friendly and offers a variety of search options. Visitors can search by age or specific product, and you’ll even find find suggestions for specific topics, such as friendship, school or music! Read on to see the items we reviewed and an explination of why the items were chosen to be featured on Little One Books:
My Monster Mama Loves Me So (Laura Leuck, Mark Buehner)
At once tender and funny, this monster bedtime story is guaranteed to generate giggles, tickles, and plenty of monster hugs.
Why this book was chosen:
Although the book’s characters are monsters, they are portrayed as lovable and caring creatures with a few monster eccentricities that cause young children to both adore them and giggle at the monster-silliness. Just as human mothers lovingly take care of their children, monster mamas do too, but with a few minor tweaks. For example, instead of baking chocolate chip cookies, they make “cookies filled with bugs.” Kids will struggle with deciding whether that is hilarious or yucky but will probably decide it’s a combination of the two. The illustrations are bright and colorful while staying true to a monster theme by integrating plenty of cobwebs and cute creepy-crawlies.
With silly rhymes that are easy to remember, kids can become a part of the story by filling in the blanks. Kids can also practice their counting skills by adding up the monster’s three eyes, four arms and three legs. One page of the story shows children that monsters are just as afraid of people as people are of monsters, which may help quell the fear of a monster-in-the-closet.
Thanks to the adorable and funny monsters, this book quickly became a favorite of Emily, the three-year-old I babysit. She was hooked from the title page illustration of the monster mama pushing the kid monster on a swing to the final page of the monster mama tucking her son into bed with a kiss. She loved that some of the monsters activities, such as playing on the jungle gym, were also her favorites, although she decided she’d rather swim in a pool than the swamp.
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast: Trick or Treat(DVD)
Come celebrate the power of friendship with the adventures of Maggie and her friends: the large and lovable Ferocious Beast and the steadfast and true pig, Hamilton Hocks. Based on the popular children’s books created by Michael and Betty Paraskevas, Maggie And The Ferocious Beast highlights the relationship between our five-year-old heroine Maggie and her best friends. Maggie loves her favorite stuffed toys Beast and Hamilton so much that she has created a whole world – Nowhere Land – for them to explore!
Why this DVD was chosen:
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is a funny and creative show that follows a little girl and her friends, the roly-poly and friendly Ferocious Beast and the loyal pig, Hamilton. In these episodes, the characters are involved in all sorts of Halloween adventures that are as suspenseful as they are goofy. The writing of the show is quite smart and will entertain adult and child viewers alike.
Your child will be particularly excited by this episode because it deals with the fun subject of Halloween. Aside from being funny and entertaining, the show also promotes kindness and empathy. When Maggie helps Hamilton when he is sick, she demonstrates the importance of offering being thoughtful and showing kindness to others.
My niece, Emily, introduced me to this show, and it’s always a lot of fun to come back and watch the episodes. Emily’s favorite character is Hamilton, and she does a lot of giggling at all of his bewildered antics. After she saw the Three Little Ghosts episode, she decided that we should make ghost costumes. My sister said that we weren’t allowed to cut holes in the sheets, but it was a lot of fun to be disoriented ghosts, spooking people and bumping into things.
I’m thrilled to see that someone took the large amount of time required to review every item in detail and provide that information to inform and educate parents on the specific products chosen. Coming from a set of grandparents, I trust that each item is quality and I love that I don’t have to spend the time doing research when choosing books, dvd’s and music for my girls, because it’s already been done for me!
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