Busy Grow

Publisher: Campbell Books

A little girl and a little boy plant seeds in the earth and water them. Over time, the plants grow and start to produce flowers, and then fruit and vegetables – strawberries, beans, carrots, tomatoes and much more! Finally, mum makes a lovely salad from what they’ve grown for lunch. Delicious!

This excellent board book for toddlers is full of lovely, thick cardboard pull-outs and wheels to turn, from a sunflower that “grows” on the cover to water coming from a watering can and a salad magically appearing in the salad bowl. With a simple rhyming text throughout, Busy Grow accompanies the other books in the Busy… series with a few simple questions in the book to help adults get used to asking questions about the book and talking about it with their toddlers. There’s detail in the illustration too, meaning that the book has more stimulation than a baby book, making it ideal for two year olds and above. It’s also a great opportunity to start talking to children about where food comes from, too.

More books like this

Britannica’s 150 First Words

Author: Claire Laties Davis Illustrator: Kasia Dudziuk

With a useful and approachable foreword from Claire Laties Davis, a Speech and Language Therapist, this terrific large board book models early words and short phrases that are great to use with your child from waking to bedtime.

Read more about Britannica’s 150 First Words

Peek-Through Around Town

Author: Jonny Marx Illustrator: Zoe Waring

Dusty the dog wants to go for a walk, so sets off on a journey around his town - saying hello to all his friends and taking in all the exciting sights and smells of the day. These board books from Little Tiger offer toddlers a bit of narrative, which make them ideal for slightly older little ones with longer attention spans.

Read more about Peek-Through Around Town

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...