Storykins // Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

“Strong women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.” – Unknown

Frida Kahlo endured many setbacks in life, yet she always found a zest for life. A way to celebrate and relate through her pain using art. Frida loved children and wanted them dearly, so a picture book, I imagine would have made her heart sing.

The care and beauty that went into this book is breathtaking. Yuyi Morales created a Frida puppet and used her to create each beautiful scene. There is such care in every detail from her pets to her wardrobe.

The beauty and celebration of Frida isn’t the only reason to love this book, it’s also bilingual.

Viva La Frida

Babiekins Magazine|Storykins//Frida Kahlo Picture Book

Babiekins Magazine|Storykins//Frida Kahlo Picture Book

Babiekins Magazine|Storykins//Frida Kahlo Picture Book

Babiekins Magazine|Storykins//Frida Kahlo Picture Book

Storykins // Down The Rabbit Hole

Spring has sprung. This Easter break, between rocking cute hats and hunting for chocolate eggs we finally enjoyed some warmer weather; which calls for bare toes in fresh cut grass.

…And for some downtime after too much chocolate? With Tea Parties and Bunny’s it has to be Alice In Wonderland.

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Cover

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Book Open

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Queen Of Hearts

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Purple Bottle

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Edie In Hat

Babiekins Magazine | Storykins // Alice In Wonderland Yellow Teapot

Babiekins Magazine |Storykins // Alice In Wonderland with Rabbit

 

We have a few Babylit books. I find they’re perfect for Edie’s age. Introducing her to a great classic without overwhelming her with too much text. And for when she’s ready for the full story, the characters and base of the story will be familiar to her.

A book full of colour, from the white rabbit, purple bottles, blue caterpillar’s and pink flamingos. A gorgeous addition to our bookshelf.

 

Storykins // Roll It Up And Go

Over the Easter break, we’ll be spending a lot of time in the car,  in restaurants, visiting friends, family and going on day trips. It’ so tough not to go straight to the iPad for help entertaining the kids….Unless I take the contents of the playroom in my bag!

Edie loves this super cute chalk book, she can scrawl in it, colour in the pictures. And as her imagination grows, draw people in the cars and buses, draw things round them. As she’ll grow she will learn to use her numeracy and learn her colours to fill in the spaces.

For now, she’s happy just to roll with it; And when she’s done, I run it through the wash ready for next time.

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Cover

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Edie Drawing Car

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Cloe Up Of Edies Hand

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Edie Drawing Bus

Babiekins Magazine |Little Mashers Book With Chalk Back Page

Babiekins Magazine | Little Mashers Book in Bag Close Up

 

Another chalk book by Little Mashers ”I Love” inspires your little one to talk and draw about the things they love.