When it comes to books, babies seem to spring straight from the womb with the ability to listen endlessly to one story book after another.
And while they’re happy enough to look and listen for a good long while, the inevitable day comes (somewhere around their first birthday) when they want their story time to become more of an interactive experience – one where THEY can hold the book, where THEY can turn the pages, where THEY can point out the action.
So this is the perfect moment to introduce them to the wonderful world of lift-the-flap books – books that are bright and bold and hold loads of surprises in their stories.
Here are our 10 favourite lift-the-flap books that your kids will adore:
Tuck Me In! Written by Dean Hacohen, Illustrated by Sherry Scharschmidt
If ever there was a book made for bedtime reading, this is it! Little readers can put all the baby animals to bed by using the generous flaps as blankets to cover each little creature up to its chin.
WARNING! If your child is a fan of listening to the same book a thousand times over, you'll be reading this one till the end of time!