Over the years I have totally fallen in love with Alain Gree’s beautiful illustrations. I’ve found gorgeous stationery with them on and also various factual books and the Romeo the dog series. Romeo was first created in France back in the 1960s, but he’s now also having adventures in English and is as delightful as ever. Romeo Explores the Garden is the latest title in the series.
Aimed at 1 to 3 year olds, this board book follows Romeo as he explores the garden and looks at all the things there are to see and find. Each double page spread ends with a question, with the answer being revealed on the next page.
It’s one of those books that is educational in that it teaches children about the garden throughout the year, but at the same time it is also a perfect book to share with a little one.
Reading with children is so important, and I’ve always found that it’s a lovely bonding experience. Some of my fondest memories of Little Miss C and Master C when they were small is sitting sharing a book with them before bed. Books like this are perfect as the vintage-style illustrations have plenty to look at together and talk about. The questions help lead you from one page to another, but there are plenty of other things to talk about too, as well as things to spot and lots for little talkers to ask questions about.
I’m starting to build up a little library of books for the new baby when he or she arrives. Both kids are already desperate to share stories with their brother or sister and I’m really hoping that penny of books like this one will make the cut. Adorable, cute, and educational. What’s not to love?
Romeo Explores The Garden is published by Button Books in September 2018. Hardback priced at £4.99. Available to buy online here.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Romeo Explores The Garden for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.