Storykins // Spooky Stories For Your Under 5's

I’ve put together a little goody bag for the little ones this Halloween Holiday to keep them entertained. Crammed with Halloween inspired Sweets, Lollipop’s, Marshmallows and a few cute toys for good measure, I thought a spooky story would be a cute thing to add. At 2 and 4 I needed to tread carefully which is where BabyLit have hit the nail on the head in true Frankenstein style!

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We have a few of the BabyLit series on our bookshelf, beautifully illustrated ”A fashionable way to introduce your child to classic literature”.

Dracula takes the classic story to encourage your little one to count from 1 -1 0. Each time you read it with your little one, you’ll be sure to notice witty detail you hadn’t before. From the Hero’s of the story to the inscriptions on the coffins. This will be a perfect for my 2 year old.

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Frankenstein, uses the same concept taking your little one through anatomy. Using the same diagram of Frankenstein throughout whilst on the opposite page giving you a sneaky peek into his sock collection. Just Brilliant. 

My 5 year old will find this book funny, interesting and easy to understand without guidance.

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These books will certainly be my ‘quiet time’ savior after the sugar hit of a successful trick or treating trip this holiday.

Storykins // Press Here & Mix It Up

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In an era where our kids are so frequently handed a digital toy with animated graphics, flashing lights, and loud noises, it’s refreshing to pick up a honest to goodness book with all of the staying power—if not arguably more.  Press Here, and its follow up companion, Mix It Up, by Frenchman Hervé Tullet are two books on heavy rotation. Each display simple, colourful, and creative illustrations with easy and playful instructions, turning each book into an explosion of fun. The laughter, excitement, and big bright eyes I see on Carter’s face with every read, makes it easy to understand why both books are New York Times bestsellers. A shelf staple for every home!

Storykins // This Moose Belongs To Me

It was the illustrations of Oliver Jeffers that had me hooked when scouring for new books for the boy. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but, what can I say… I’m a sucker for a fantastic font choice.

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”Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel.”

”Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules of How To Be a Good Pet. But imagine Wilfred’s surprise when one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own…”

My eldest (4) adores this story. He get’s engrossed in Marcel’s character. How he nonchalantly follow’s Wilfred’s rules just at the right time.

Every time. The boy gets completely drawn into Wilfred’s perilous situation showing genuine concern then giggling in relief when he realises Marcel has come to the rescue.

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I love the richness of the media used in the illustrations.

The wit and humour that underlines the story makes this as enjoyable to read with the boy as it is for him to read it. A real conversation provoking story with a beautiful sentiment on how not everything needs to be owned.