Last updated on Mar 4th, 2021 at 10:53 am

These interactive kiddies’ books will inspire a child’s imagination in innovative and surprising ways.

Busy Alice in Wonderland

By Rod Campbell
PAN MACMILLAN, R92

In Alice’s adventures, nothing’s ever as it seems, for Wonderland is magical, beyond your wildest dreams. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring this story to life as your child is introduced to all the main characters, including Alice, White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Doormouse and, of course, the Queen of Hearts. The pages of this book are sturdy enough to pull, push and slide.

Why we like it:

This is a perfect introduction for young children to the magical story of Alice in Wonderland.

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The Farmers

By Samantha Meredith
PAN MACMILLAN, R92

Flip the flap to discover who’s making all the noise down on the farm in this look-and-find book for inquisitive toddlers. Each spread is packed with details about life on the farm and there are lots of things for little ones to find beneath the big, sturdy flaps.

Why we like it:

With wonderful, bright illustrations and rhyming text there is plenty of exploring to do and a mouse to spot throughout the story.

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Early Starters: ABC

By Rod Campbell
BOOMERANG BOOKS, R128

Early Starters: ABC is a first-alphabet book that introduces your child to letters and sounds. The tabbed pages, engaging rhymes and pictures of zoo animals will keep your little one engaged.

Why we like it:

This educational book encourages basic learning.

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Early Starters: 123

By Rod Campbell
BOOMERANG BOOKS, R128

Early Starters: 123 is a first-numbers book that introduces your child to counting from one to 10. Your little one can turn the chunky pages as he learns to count with the help of a rhyming story and a collection of farm animals. This is an ideal way to teach little ones how to interact with the world around them, and is an entertaining way to introduce them to the feel of books and reading.

Why we like it:

The book uses carefully selected novelty elements to encourage participation and fun.

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Farm Animals in the Little Red Barn

By Brenda Apsley
HUMAN AND ROUSSEAU, R145

The farmer has a new
tractor and all the farm animals want to see it.
Who will get to the little red barn first? Pony runs across the field, Pig dashes through the mud, Sheep cuts across the corn field and Cow crosses the bridge.

Why we like it:

The books come with fun cardboard models to build the Pony, Pig, Sheep and Cow farm-animal characters in 3D.

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Wild Animals at the Waterhole

By Brenda Apsley
HUMAN AND ROUSSEAU, R145

The animal friends are all thirsty and hot. Who will make it to the waterhole first? Monkey swings through the branches, Elephant bursts through the trees, while Lion crosses the river and Zebra races over the plain. On the very last page, you and your little one can play a fun board game with the animal models.

Why we like it:

The models help children to practise their fine-motor skills and the games teach problem-solving skills.

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