BOOKSHELF SMALLPRINT SPECIAL
Curated just for Fussy Bird by Jenny Thomas
If you haven’t trawled the virtual shelves of Smallprint books yet, you really must. This family-run independent book shop, launched just last year, is full of bright and beautifully illustrated reads for the whole family, and unique bold prints for the home. From tiny board books to captivating pop-ups, the books look gorgeous on the shelf and make lovely gifts too.
As you know, here at Fussy Bird HQ, we’re pretty much obsessed with books and the magical power of storytelling for kids, so it was wonderful to be introduced to a kindred spirit in the form of Smallprint’s Jenny Thomas. We’ll be chatting more with her soon, but in the meantime, we were thrilled that she agreed to put together a special Bookshelf of reads from the shop.
All available to buy from smallprint-online.com
Says it all on the cover! When else can you share silly toilet humour with your child and actively encourage them to say poo repeatedly? Always a bestseller, Stephanie Blake is very clever!
I fell in love with this book as soon as I saw it. A gorgeous, child-friendly story about love and sharing, combined with amazing neon illustrations that have so much depth and life to them.
Wordless books are very special, as they give kids freedom to use their vivid imaginations. This is all about adventuring under the stars with a torch. We like to dive under the duvet for this one!
This is one of the most easy to digest geeky books full of illustrated facts about countries, people, history and animals from around the world. Perfect for sharing with kids of all ages.
The most recent in the Benjamin Chaud Bear series, this is a festival of intricate artwork and cut-outs with a heartwarming, hide-and-seek story. We love the pleasing oversized format, which makes it exciting!
Paper art brings a hushed silence to our kids; they love magical pop-ups and it helps them learn about delicate handling of books. This special books tells a story both above and beneath the sea.
A wonderful, bright and busy animal encyclopaedia that cleverly categorises according to habits rather than the usual A-Z. We love the Show-Offs and the Forever Faithfuls.
One of the best interactive books out there, this always gets a big reaction. Each page is hiding all sorts of animals and plants. Use the coloured spy glasses and prepare to be amazed!
Unusual baby books are hard to find. This one is so simple but brilliant. Colourful, tactile and beautiful, the whole series is inspired and we enjoy them all in our family.
The last of our Christmas gift guides! And there's something extra special about Christmas when there's a baby in the family, even if they don't know quite what's going on (and, let's face it, you're so tired, neither do you...). Here's our gorgeous selection of gifts, featuring small and unique Brands We Love so you can support the independents as much as we do.
Festive gift inspo for the little lords in your life. Whatever they're into, we think we've found something to bring a smile to their face this Christmas morning. Focusing on classic, quality gifts that will inspire curiosity and encourage creativity, these should keep them busy beyond Boxing Day.
Festive gift inspo for the little ladies
We love to review toys for Busy Bird - but sometimes the best review is just watching a child open the toy and play with it, that way you get their honest reaction. And this is just what happened when we were asked to be part of an 'unboxing' for goodtoknow.co.uk recently. Let's just say Wet Head is no fun when it's Mummy's head getting wet...