WINNER OF BEST BABY BOOK 0-2 YEARS: GOLD
WHO: Jo & Nic’s Crinkly Cloth Books
WHAT: Nursery Times – My First Crinkly Newspaper – a sensory cloth book
WHY: These rustling fabric first newspapers were a huge hit with our judges who loved the humour and warmth of this simple but brilliant idea, which appeals as much to adults as to babies and young children. The fun of seeing your little one reading a broadsheet with cute embroidered headlines would have been enough for this entry to race up the leaderboard but the added sensory element of a rustling page (just like a real newspaper!) and the baby friendly, educational and stimulating content really sealed the deal. Our judges were also excited to learn that not only are these cloth books lightweight, easy to grip and highly portable but they are washable and fast drying, so they’re never out of action for long. Suitable for both young babies and small children, they are also a great sensory product for children with disabilities and visual impairment. Definitely front page news in their category!
WINNER OF BEST BABY BOOK 0-2 YEARS: SILVER
WHO: Noisy Crow
WHAT: Peekaboo Sun By Camilla Reid (Author) and Ingela P Arrhenius (Illustrator) – Interactive Picture Book
WHY: Everyone loves a game of peekaboo and this beautiful book gives little ones the chance to surprise and delight themselves with a series of friendly faces – including their own – throughout its cleverly designed interactive pages. Our judges loved the easy to use sliders that were cleverly slotted into both side of the pages and agreed that as well as being really captivating for little ones, this is one of those books that parents would be proud to display on an outward facing bookshelf. With its fun rhyme and gorgeous retro style pictures, the panel felt that this was a book that would be instantly recognised and loved by children for years to come.
WHERE: Nosy Crow
WINNER OF BEST BABY BOOK 0-2 YEARS: BRONZE
WHO: Nosy Crow
WHAT: Make Tracks: Farm By Johnny Dyrander
WHY: Our judges loved this chunky interactive board book that would be heaven for any child who loves tractors, combine harvesters and anything with big wheels! The simple, bold illustrations and easy-to–use moving sliders and parts make this a joy for children to engage with and anyone with an early appetite for reading will be able to stretch themselves with some simple vehicle vocab. A great book for keeping kids entertained and stimulated.
WHERE: Nosy Crow