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In the Garden (2020 Edition): Baby's First Soft Book

Surya Sajnani Surya Sajnani


Rag book

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Quarto Books
04 August 2020
Open out the soft pages of this beautiful organic cloth book and meet Cat, Dog, Owl, and Bee. With high contrast black and white bold line illustrations on soft, padded tactile pages, this delightful fold-out organic cloth book for babies features adorable friendly animal faces that babies will love and respond to. Ideal for reading in strollers, cots, and changing areas, this is the perfect gift for new born babies.

The Wee Gallery range of books for pre-schoolers marry fresh design with engaging educational content. The result of a fantastic partnership between Wee Gallery and QEB Publishing, the beautiful illustrations, bold lines, whimsical animals, and repeating patterns are designed to stimulate visual development in young infants. Family-run Wee Gallery have over 10 years experience in graphic design and education, and so these books are guaranteed to excite and engage little minds.

Please cut the sewn-in care label off the book before use and retain box for reference.
Illustrated by:   Surya Sajnani
Imprint:   Quarto Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New Edition with new cover & price
Dimensions:   Height: 152mm,  Width: 127mm, 
ISBN:   9780711254176
ISBN 10:   0711254176
Series:   Wee Gallery Cloth Books
Pages:   4
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 3 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Rag book
Publisher's Status:   Active

Surya Sajnani grew up in India, and graduated with a degree in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology before finding her passion in design. Surya has a wealth of experience in the industry and has trained with some of India's leading designers. Surya moved to the US in 2000, and founded Wee Gallery with her husband, Dave Pinto, after their first child was born in 2002. Surya's style is inspired by Indian Folk art and is characterised by bold strokes and graphic compositions. Wee Gallery products have won numerous awards, and are carried by museum shops and stores worldwide.

Reviews for Friendly Faces: In the Garden (2020 Edition): Baby's First Soft Book

Fab! Paper/cardboard books get either ripped or chewed when given to my 8 month old which is why we went for these books! They are super! The pictures are perfect & my daughter was very interested by them. All in all I'd definitely recommend these! The lovely super soft cloth books fold out into a series of pictures for baby to examine in easily recognisable black and white print. The simple illustrations are perfect for babies' face recognition patterning and open up a world of possibilities for wrapping the book round things, mouthing, and endlessly folding and unfolding. Machine washable, lightweight and robust, the cloth books come in Bear and Cat variants, and would make a lovely baby gift. This is a lovely soft book which is really good for little ones. My 4 month old is just starting to hold things and chew things and this is lovely - she can't hurt herself and the pictures are simple but engaging. This would make a lovely gift for someone as comes in a nice presentation box. It's well made and I believe will last, easy to clean as its made of fabric so would assume it could go in the machine. Even my 2 year old was lying on the floor looking at it so think it's good for all younger people. Lovely product! My baby stares at the book whilst on the change table, illustrations are fun and the black and white graphics keep my boy engaged for a good 10 mins. Over all would be a nice gift! The cloth books are fab and are just perfect for a baby. They are themed as a Bear and a Cat and fold out into lovely, soft books that I know the new baby is going to love playing with. We used to leave one of these style books in the cot with Mr D when I was getting ready in a morning and he loved looking at the pictures and I hope the new addition will enjoy these too. They are presented in a lovely box and would make a great new baby gift too. They are also monochrome which means that as well as being super stylish they are perfect for little eyes as they develop. They have the added bonus of being machine washable - perfect for those inevitable moments of sickness and sucking that babies are so fond of.

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