Little Gestalten Book Collection
Review and Giveaway
I highly recommend ALL of these books!
Alphabetics- is NOT your typical A to Z Book which is absolutely fabulous! The unique illustrations and beautiful written narrative came alive when we were reading this book. My daughter is almost 11 and she loved this book so much she brought it to school to read to younger kids. She told me everyone should have this book! I enjoyed this book and will be sharing with all the kids in my family for years to come!
The Zoo’s Grand Opening: An ABC and Counting Book: Same thing ….just amazing illustrations and not your normal ABC book. The illustrations catch your eye and so easy to follow along since it tells a story as well. This is a teaching book for sure- ABC’s, numbers and animal names!
Little Red Riding Hood: This was the funniest book to read. You can go page by page OR pull all apart and read it. The paper crafting in this book is AMAZING! My daughter put this book up because she doesn’t want anyone ripping it. She said she wants to keep this one forever.
Elsa and the Night: I have to admit this was my FAVORITE book. I enjoyed reading this to my daughter before she went to bed (many nights now). The illustrations and colors are magnificent. Great book for all ages. Every time I look at this book I find something new in the illustrations. Just amazing.
Issun Boshi: The One-Inch Boy: This book didn’t let me down at all. It was a folk story in its best form. The colors and illustrations brought the character ALIVE. This book stays on my living room table. Everyone who comes in has read it and loves it. My nephew tried to put it in his backpack one day. Inspiring story!
Berlin-based children’s book publisher Little Gestalten and their debut line of beautiful, high concept, totally unique picture books. Critically acclaimed, The New York Times Style Section says “Little Gestalten….marries thoughtful storytelling with supercool visuals.”
Issun Boshi: The One Inch Boy – This classic Japanese fairy tale tells the story of Issun Boshi, the tiny son of an old, long childless couple. His mother had longed to have a child for so many years that she finally added “even if it is a very small one” to her wish. When the elderly couple did in fact bear a son, he turned out to be only one inch high. He was thus called Issun Boshi, Japanese for one-inch boy. Tiny and brave — these are the two most striking characteristics of Issun Boshi. Although his parents raised him very lovingly, Issun Boshi realized one day that he would not grow any taller. He then left his home to set off on a journey to find his place in the world.
Little Red Riding Hood – The New York Times Sunday Review describes this book the best — “Even the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” seems new again in Little Gestalten’s version, with cutout images that can be held up to the light to cast shadows on the wall until it’s time to say, “My, what big, tired eyes you have.”
Elsa and the Night – Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship. Can one make friends with the night? One day Elsa is sitting at her kitchen table and suddenly hears a sound coming from under the sofa. When she investigates, she realizes that it’s neither an animal nor a ghost. It’s the night. The night not only listens to Elsa, but also accompanies her on a heartwarming and moving journey where it cares for her, protects her, and finally carries her through the town in its arms.
The Zoo’s Grand Opening – With this book, even the youngest children can playfully learn their ABCs, the names of animals, and how to count. This fun animal book tells the exciting story of a zoo preparing for its opening day. The head zookeeper, who guides young readers through its pages, is waiting anxiously for the animals to get there. Will they all be in their cages by the time the first visitors arrive?
Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology – C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs. In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds. Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a commendable purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children’s vocabularies and linguistic horizons. The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them.
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