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Annie is almost 19-months old.
Over the past month or two, she has started to really gain an interest in reading. I’ll often catch her in her bedroom throughout the day babbling to herself with a book in her lap.
Some time ago I did a review of some amazing children’s books. You can find that review –> HERE.
I was thrilled when the author reached out to me again to let me know that she had just published a girl’s storybook (Amy’s Dreaming Adventures) and wondered if I’d like to review it. My answer was of course, yes!
Full disclosure – I am not being paid for this review however, I was sent the book for free.
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Reading is something that we strongly encourage in our home.
I grew up in a family where we visited the local library weekly. I always walked out with a pile of books and devoured them throughout the week.
There is so much to be learned from books!
As a mother, I sometimes struggle to find children’s books that aren’t all nonsense.
I want something that is fun and playful but still has a strong storyline and characters.
Books can be coupled with the most amazing illustrations and luxury covers but if the story isn’t good, then the whole thing falls short. Thankfully, this is not the case for Amy’s Dreaming Adventures.
The storyline is solid. Long enough to be established, but short enough to keep the attention of my toddler.
It is whimsical and far-fetched, which is perfect for active little imaginations.
Something that I loved about the boy’s books I previously reviewed was that they encouraged children’s imagination. This book follows suit and does a great job of it.
Below I’ve listed some of my other favourite books for girls. Most of these I actually owned as a child and have kept for my own daughters.
The illustrations in this book can be described as nothing less than enchanting. They are distinctly feminine while still being colourful and eye-catching.
They are beautiful, and even as a fully-grown woman, I can appreciate them.
I have been put off by illustrations before where they haven’t seemed to complement the story, but these ones are just lovely.
The pages are rich with colour and your child’s eyes will enjoy searching out all the details that are included.
I can’t help but compare this book to the previous ones I reviewed.
Something that has really stood out about them all is the quality. This book comes with a hardcover, and the pages are sturdy.
I cannot stress how important this is when you’re reading stories to a not-so-gentle toddler. I like my children to be able to participate. If the pages are flimsy, it doesn’t take much for them to tear.
If you’re looking for something feminine, adventurous, whimsical, and beautiful, then this is the book. While it is distinctly feminine, it portrays the character as brave and adventurous.
My 3-year old son likes to join in whenever we read it.
As a little girl, I loved any book that drew my imagination in. This book will entertain your child and then leave them dreaming of their own adventures.
You can read more about the author –> HERE.
You can purchase Amy’s Dreaming Adventures and other titles –> HERE.
Until next time!
Hi! I’m Christine. I am a former registered nurse, turned stay-at-home mom, turned work-at-home mom!
Motherhood has always been my passion and blogging has only added to that and given me a creative outlet to share about the things I love.
As my blog has grown, my desire to share the knowledge of what makes my life less stressful, simplified, and more fulfilled has become one of my driving forces.
I have a heart for mothers that feel as though they are just existing from day to day and are longing for more. You can find out more about me and my family over on my ‘About Me‘ page.
As well as the abundance of posts you’ll find on my blog, you can also find me over at Today Parenting.