nothing quite like nestling down with your child and sharing a
great book. We all want to encourage our children to really value this
quiet time and when they’re just starting out, interactive graphic
picture books are a great way to engage their interest.
Netherlands textile designer Esther Schuivens of Esthex bases her book and toy designs on her own childhood drawings. As a result, the characters are made up of
simple bright geometric shapes that are easily recognisable. Take a
look at the gorgeous felt and fleece fabric book –
fish, bird, mouse, lamb and monkey jump out from the page with their
fun colours and clean design. A book not only to read but it also
offers great tactile stimulation for younger readers who can cuddle
their favourite animals.
Esthex also offer a great range of gorgeous colourful dolls cutely
accessorised with cool bags and shoes and with names such as Molly and
Marie (my favourites) – you’ll think they’re pretty cute too! Also
available are animal dolls, wall stickers, hand puppets, linens,
mobiles and baby accessories, again all based on Esther’s childhood
Available online at Twig, book is US$70 and dolls US$42.