There are loads of great books out there for babies and toddlers and since starting this blog (nearly three years ago!) I've notice...

A Little Package of Imagination from Lemon Ribbon

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 BookBairn Blog 10 Comments


There are loads of great books out there for babies and toddlers and since starting this blog (nearly three years ago!) I've noticed that much more attention is being paid by publishers to the design and construction of books for the littlest readers. Gone are the days of struggling to find board books that are suitable! There are so many wonderful books out there to engage you little ones (and their fingers) and the variety of artwork is vast and varied. So when I saw the fantastic design work that Lemon Ribbon have put into their new series of books I was surprised to see something different. 

The Lemon Ribbon Tiny Town range of books feature six main characters (and you can meet them all on their website here) in a variety of different activity books and first word primers. The style of these books is truly beautiful - the colour pallette and the creation of the Tiny Town where the characters live are just so sweet. The characters are so adorable and BookBairn obviously loves the fact that there's a lion on the team! We were sent two fabulous books from the series and we love them both.


'What did Busy Bee See?' is a wonderful book full of finger trails and die-cuts for little fingers to explore. It stars a little bee and you follow it's journey across the town passing lots of interesting things along the way. There are so many things in the illustrations that you can talk about with your little one that it's a great vocabulary builder without being as basic as a word primer book. The illustrations are unlike the bright and bold designs of many books for babies using a softer colour palette instead. But the lines are still crisp and clean meaning that they still provide a high enough contrast to engage little ones when their eyesight is just developing. But the real joy of this book is that the finger trace elements provide a touch and feel (or touch and trace for toddlers) that little ones will enjoy exploring. This one would make a great new baby gift!



'Picnic Fun' is a book that takes me back to my childhood play with fuzzy felts. The Tiny Town friends are having a picnic at the park but their picnic won't be complete without your help. As you read the story, little ones are given instructions of where to place the fuzzy felts (though they can of course play freely with them and we like to do that too). So for example, when playing hide and seek, you have to add the hiding places on top of certain creatures depending on what the story says (and of course you can change it each time you read as well to keep them on their toes). And you have to give each friend the toy they are playing with according to the story. BookBairn's favourite page is the scene with the bus as she puts all the characters on so that they can go home. Again the illustrations are a beautiful soft colour palette and are incredibly cute! The characters are simply adorable! This is a great book for popping in your bag when you're going on a car journey or for a restaurant visit as it will keep little hands busy whilst they wait! 


And if like BookBairn, you really fall for these characters you can visit the website to download colouring-in sheets of all the characters too! (Another great thing to pop in your bag!) I think we will pick up another in the series before we do our next holiday!


The packaging that our books were sent in says "a little package of imagination for you" which seems to me to be a perfect description of these imaginative, cute and fun books. 

Happy imagining and reading,

Mummy and BookBairn xx

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Disclaimer: This book was sent to us by the Lemon Ribbon team for review and this blog post was sponsored by Lemon Ribbon.



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10 comments:

  1. Not only do these look utterly adorable, they are wonderfully interactive too. What a fantastic little set! #readwithme

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    1. Aren't they fabulous? Thanks for the comment and support! x

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the illustration style and the fact that they are so interactive :o)

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    1. Yes I thought they were quite uniquely cute!

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  3. These look great books. Very clever design. Well done to the publishers.

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  4. These look adorable and my three would love them, although the small parts may drive me nuts ;) #readwithme

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    1. I'm lucky as BookBairn is great with small bits and tidying them up. Her brother is a different story (tornado kid!)

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  5. These look great fun. They would be a good present for my smallest nephews.

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