My son is turning three next week and we’re starting to move towards some more educational books. He’s starting to take more interest in a wide variety of subjects, increasing his vocabulary and wanting to know what everything is called, and why. I was invited to check out Books2Door, a company that since 2004 have been supplying children’s books at great prices. They have an extensive range of books, and you can browse by age, price, genre or collection, making it really easy to find books that will suit your children. Browsing the 0-5 age range gave me loads of really tempting options, but I went with The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library by Dr. Seuss.
You’re probably familiar with Dr. Seuss as his books are quite memorable with their unique vocabulary and jaunty rhymes, and he’s ranked among the top 10 most popular children’s authors in the UK. Dr Seuss (the pen name for Theodor Seuss Geisel) started writing children’s books in 1950 and published over 60 in the end, the most well known one’s I’d say would be Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat.
The Cat in the Hat spawned a whole host of different media now, you can watch the TV series on Netflix for example, which is also both entertaining and educational. The Cat is an amusing but very knowledgable guide who takes his neighbours, two children called Nick and Sally on wonderful journeys in the Thinga-ma-jigger, journeys which teach them how something works.
The Cat In the Hat’s Learning Library is a box set of 20 individual paperbacks, each dealing with a different subject. You can figure out what’s being taught from the titles!
- A Great Day for Pup
- Miles and Miles of Reptiles
- I Can Name 50 Trees Today!
- My, Oh My – a Butterfly!
- Would You Rather Be a Tadpole?
- Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today?
- One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent
- A Whale of a Tale
- Inside Your Outside!
- If I Ran the Rainforest
- Oh, The Pets You Can Get!
- There’s No Place Like Space!
- Fine Feathered Friends
- Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You!
- On Beyond Bugs!
- Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?
- Wish For a Fish
- Is a Camel a Mammal?
- Oh Say Can You Seed?
They keep the classic Dr Seuss rhyming style and deal with each topic in an interesting and entertaining way that teaches young children how something works and helps them start learning to read. The colourful whimsical illustrations will enthrall young children and be very familiar to fans of the other books, movies or TV series. This 20 book box set was only £26.99 – down from an RRP of £119.80 too, so great value and a perfect gift.
Books2Door also has the Dr Seuss Seusscase Collection for £19.99 (10 books in a case), or The Wonderful World of Dr Seuss for £34.99 which I think is something we definitely need to add to our collection. We have a few individual books, but having the full 20 book box set would be great, so that’s going on the Christmas ideas list. There are lots of gift sets suitable for all ages at really good prices, my eye was drawn to The Complete Alice (Lewis Carrol), The Chronicles of Narnia, Enid Blyton, Winnie the Pooh, Elmer and all the way up to Young Adult popular titles like the Artemis Fowl or Redwall series, so I think whether you have a baby or a teenager, you’re going to find something suitable here.
Let me know in the comments what your next book purchase will be!