This beautiful board book introduces young children to a whole host of animals, including a squirrel and a fox, a hedgehog and a mouse, a rabbit and a bear, and shows how they sleep. Loes Botman’s warm and detailed illustrations bring the different animals to life, and the simple words and concepts make this the perfect bedtime book to explore with young children.
‘With detailed artwork in warm, cosy colours, and simple descriptive language, this is a lovely book to read with young children to learn more about a range of animals and extend a child’s vocabulary.’
‘The book is an ideal size for small hands to grasp and take hold of, and at the same time it is sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear it is certain to be given from younger readers. There are minimal words and the animals are not named so the book presents a great opportunity for adult and child to work together in order to identify and explore each creature and what they are doing.’
‘By keeping the text spare, Botman allows readers to focus on the illustrations, which are quite lovely. They appear to have been done with pastel crayons or some other smudgy medium, as they have a comforting, mottled look. A charming and very simple introduction to animals and their sleeping habits for babies and toddlers.’
— Kirkus Reviews
‘Botman’s gorgeous detailed artwork brings the animals vividly to life making this an ideal book for a pre-school read at bedtime.’
— Outside In World
Praise for Loes Botman:
‘A gorgeous board book [with] some great expressive words for children to enjoy.’
–Juno on Hello Bugs, What Do You Do?
‘Atmospheric and appealing… A beautiful first step into nature connection.’
–Armadillo on Hello Birds, What Do You Say?
Loes Botman is an illustrator in the Netherlands. She has been widely exhibited and runs workshops. She is also the illustrator of Hello Animals, What Makes You Special?, Hello Animals, Where Do You Live?, Hello Bugs, What Do You Do?, Hello Farm, How Do You Do?, and Hello Birds, What Do You Say?