Here are some of Minipreneur’s favourite picture books this month.

Not Yet, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler & Julia Woolf

This is one of Minipreneur’s favourite bedtime picture books – especially now he’s excited about the alphabet, singing the ABC song, recognising different letters and even reading car number plates when we’re out and about! This picture book brings the alphabet to life in a totally new and inventive way with a very cheeky Zebra that just has to be involved! Minipreneur is a big fan of Lou Kuenzler and loves the colourful illustrations by Julia Woolf.

£6.99 published by Faber

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar

This is a charming and touching new tale from the creators of While We Can’t Hug – the bestselling picture book that was read by Mr Tumble on CBeebies Bedtime Stories during lockdown. Minipreneur loves this new story featuring Tortoise and Hedgehog who are here just in time to help kids through our continued challenging times.

£6.99 published by Faber

What Happened to You? by James Catchpole & Karen George

This is the first-ever picture book addressing how a disabled child might want to be spoken to and was read by JJ Chalmers on CBeebies Bedtime Stories in August 2021. The picture book helps educate young readers and their parents on how to address difference – something I’ve just started to discuss with Minipreneur now he’s almost 3. This book also speaks directly to disabled children to try to offer them acknowledgement, guidance and reassurance.

£6.99 published by Faber

What’s in the Truck by Philip Ardagh & Jason Chapman

A surreal, brilliantly original picture book featuring a truck-driving dog-prince and a series of vehicles that reveal themselves one-by-one Russian-doll style. It’s a great book to teach Minipreneur about transport and the names of different vehicles.

£6.99 published by Faber

The Rapping Princess by Hannah Lee & Allen Fatimaharan

This is a completely original rhyming picture book that celebrates daring to be different – a topic that Minipreneur’s mummy wrote about in her article for the Daily Mail. Written by Hannah Lee, the book features glorious illustrations by Allen Fatimaharan inspired by rapping ‘queens and princesses’ of our time such as Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce.

£6.99 published by Faber

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