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Big Books for Little Hands

I have a tattered old book that I have owned since I was a small child, it was well loved by me, my children and now my grandchildren. It is a book of animals that has pages split horizontally so that the animals can be mixed and matched resulting in some very funny creatures that delight any child.

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When a customer recently asked for such a book I did some investigating and found a brand new book FLIP FLAP FARM by Alex Scheffler – you’ll know him as the illustrator of The GruffaloFlip Flap Farm is full of funny rhymes and crazy creatures to make you giggle – no matter your age!

Two other very nice new board books areWOOF WOOF and MOO MOO by Sebastien Braun – both with lovely bright illustrations and flaps to lift as the little ones in your life learn what noises your favourite animals make.

For the Grown-Ups – just added to my “to read” pile

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The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
Their husband’s work at the lab on a military base – the wives are strangers joined by circumstance – babies are born, friendships forged.

Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Now in paperback, a sweeping suspenseful story of a girl raised by grandparents in India. The secrecy surrounding the deaths of her parents send Korobi Roy chasing a family secret in post 9/11 America.

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