Tales from Acorn Wood, Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Dextrous little fingers love a lift the flap book and the stories and illustrations in these lovely books are adored by tinies and big people too.
Be sure to buy them as separate hardback books, I once made the mistake of ordering a “set” on Amazon and a paperback anthology arrived as a gift for a friend which did not have the same durability as the hardback version.
If you do buy the set of four, you’ll encounter a grumpy bunny who can’t get any peace in Rabbit’s Nap, an impeccably dressed bear who throws himself a party in Postman Bear, a stressed-out fox and his helpful sidekick mouse in Fox’s Socks, and a raft of curious animals who try to help their porky pal in Hide and Seek Pig.
These books are a great warm up act for Julia and Axel’s incredible back catalogue which you will know off by heart by the time your child is two and a half.