Tales From Acorn Wood By Julia Donaldson: Review

TALES FROM ACORN WOOD
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Tales From Acorn Wood By Julia Donaldson: Review

Julia Donalson does have magic in her books. If you are looking to read first Julia Donaldson’s book to your toddler, pick this series. A beautifully articulated series with lift-the-flap pages and quite interactive pictures for the toddlers. There are four books in this series.

1. FOX’S SOCKS

Poor old fox lost his socks. So he looks around his house to find the socks, instead he finds lots of his clothes. Each clothes are under a flap and when the kid lifts the particular flap, they will find a particular piece of fox’s clothing. Each page has rhyming lines and those words help the child to repeat the words easily.

For instance, This page says “Fox looks in a chest and finds his vest”. THE VEST and CHEST are rhyming words and the child can understand them easily.

Fox finds vest in a chest.
Fox finds vest in a chest.
Under the stair is a shirt to wear
Under the stair is a shirt to wear.
In a cupboard, he finds a bowtie.
In a cupboard, he finds a bowtie.
He finds the sock in the clock
He finds the sock in the clock

Nathan loved this book when he was around 18- 22months. He would happily point out the flaps he wants to open and happily clap when he found the dress of the fox. This story has fewer texts and the pictures can tell the story. Also, a great book to introduce proper clothing names to a toddler.

2. HIDE- AND- SEEK PIG

Pig and hen decides to play hide and seek ( we call peekaboo), Pig starts to count and hen hides in a place. The Pig searches for the hen and finds different animals on the way. Together they search for the hen in different places.

Hide and seek pig
Hide and seek pig
Pig and hen decides to play hide and seek
Pig and hen decides to play hide and seek
A blackbird and pig search for the hen
A blackbird and pig search for the hen
A group of animals along with pig search for the hen
A group of animals along with pig search for the hen
A group of animals along with pig search for the hen
A group of animals along with pig search for the hen

Toddlers will learn a lot many animals name while flipping through the book. We call this book a peekaboo book as Nathan loved peekaboo book game around 15-18 months.

3. POSTMAN BEAR

Postman Bear is a simple story that follows a bear on his journey to post 3 letters for his friends. He wants to invite them to his birthday party and knocks on each friend’s home. The book takes us through a series of clues behind each flap and until we open the frog’s flap we cannot find why the bear was giving each letter to his friends.

Postman bear
Postman bear

Here the bear is giving a letter to his friend. The child has to lift the flap to find who is he giving the letter to.

Two-letters left
Two-letters left
Last letter left
Last letter left
What's inside the letter?
What’s inside the letter?
Bear cooking his birthday cake
Bear cooking his birthday cake

This story takes the kid with a clue and it helps them to find what will come now and who they will spot next. A great book for sequencing activity.

4. RABBIT’S NAP

Rabbit’s nap is a lift the flap book about a rabbit who is feeling sleepy. Each time Rabbit tries to sleep in a chair or by the window, Tap! Tap! Who’s that? A distraction. This book encourages the children to lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake each time.

Rabbit's Nap
Rabbit’s Nap

Each page tells how a rabbit decides to sleep and the next page who a mice or bear or fox wakes him. When the child opens a flap they will find who is waking the rabbit at a particular time.

Rabbit sleeping by the window
Rabbit sleeping by the window
Rabbit sleeping in his deck chair
Rabbit sleeping in his deck chair
Rabbit sleeping under a shady tree
Rabbit sleeping under a shady tree
Rabbit wanted to sleep and he was disturbed by a knock in the door
Rabbit wanted to sleep and he was disturbed by a knock in the door

A beautiful book where every mom can relate. We can keep a rabbit as us and the distractions as our kid. I still giggle while reading this book and think why can’t anyone let a person to sleep peacefully.

This series brought a lot of memories back and I am cherishing the time back when Nathan was so tiny and holding this book with his tiny fingers.

Some books have huge memories and this is one among them. If you have a toddler pick this book and enjoy reading with them.

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