Have you been to your local Poppies Bookshop?
I rediscovered ours in Mount Maunganui yesterday. With the torrential weather we had in the morning I was so please to find shelter in its warm welcoming surroundings saturated in so many high quality books.
I find it difficult to not squeal out loud with excitement when I find great new and loved children's books - and Poppies know just how to stock them.
Even more exciting is being greeted by a passionate retailer. Our local Poppies store is hosted by Janice, a wonderfully passionate woman whose infectious love for reading won me over! Of course she offered us excellent retail assistance and showed us through an interactive book - sans pop ups, technological wizardry or add ons, just plain and simple visual imagery, "Press Here" by Herve Tullet. It will have you pressing, shaking, and tapping away. A magical, whimsical book suitable for young and wise with great imaginations.
It is also wonderful to walk into a bookshop who care about children. There are toys for the little ones, should they tear them selves away from the tantilising books for children on offer. KB was treated like a real little person in the Mount Maunganui Poppies - and this means heaps to a parent. Poppies offer story time readings for children, they are great - I have witnessed many children enthralled by the readings. Now that KB is into books I cannot wait to take her down!!
Poppies at the Mount have recently launched a Facebook page which will include reviews, event announcements, specials and when they will host their children's story times (such fun!). Join their page to stay up to date and go into the draw for a $25 voucher of reading goodness. Let them know you found their page through Rochelle at Focussed Lenz.
Other discoveries made and highly recommended reads......
Have you met Lulu? She came into our hearts around the same time KB started toilet training. Lulu is a very sassy young lady. "Lulu's Loo" delighted and motivated KB and continues to do so. This is an interactive book which captures the essence of toilet training - recognising accidents, triumphs and independence. The illustrations are a quirky mix of paint and collage.
Lulu is somewhat of a heroin in our house so it was great to discover "Lulu's Lunch". Another interactive story about Lulu and her picnic. KB has added this to her Christmas wishlist.
Our two year old would love to recommend these books to other sassy little "Lulu's" out there. Go track her down!!!
Don't forget to sign up to the Poppies Mount Maunganui Facebook page, mention Rochelle sent you and get your self into the draw for the $25 voucher.
May your weekend find you trapped in a great read!