One Lonely Fish by Andy Mansfield and Thomas Flintham

Counting books, like alphabet books, invite creativity. There are some alright ones, some banal ones and then, there are some brilliant ones. This one falls into that last category. One lonely fish, sounds like the beginning of a sad story with a predictably happy ending. Nope, sorry fish… page by page a bigger fish gets chomped by an even bigger fish, until all nine are consumed by number 10 (a big, BIG fish).

The triangle mouth shapes of the pages are fun to turn over as you sound out the gruesome chomp. My toddlers love this book and I love reading it to them.

Highly recommended by Mr Magpie

Published by Templar Publishing.

Pictura Puzzles: London by Thomas Flintham

for all design-conscious, creative kids. Beautiful black line images inspire children to think about and experiment with design, pattern and style as they learn from professional artists. Pages studded with fascinating facts add a learning element, helping young readers to use their imaginations to increase focus, hone artistic skills, and lose themselves in gadget-free creative time.
– Pre order from Waterstones

Published byTemplar Publishing 1/6/15