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Read To Your Toddler Every Day

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a lovely collection of stories to read with your child, me and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed them! short stories perfect for a nighttime read!
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Good stories that could be presented in a more appealing way.

If the goal is to read to your child as they go to sleep, this book contains stories that children will enjoy.  Otherwise, the book contains to many words on each page written in a tiny font.  This makes it difficult to read.  The illustrations are muted and the characters crudely drawn.  

I read to my grandsons and regular purchase books for them.  I would pass this one by.  It is unfortunate because “Read to Your Toddler Everyday” is such a good premise.


I received an ARC from Quarto Publishing through NetGalley.  This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.  I am voluntarily submitting this review and am under no obligation to do so.
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I just reviewed Read To Your Toddler Every Day by Lucy Brownridge. #ReadToYourToddlerEveryDay #NetGalley 

Just what I like! Stories from all over the world, wrapped up in a nice bundle called book. This one even got some kind of patch design as illustration. So pretty and a very nice read for both kids and adults.
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This is an amazing book of stories written or spoken worldwide, throughout the history. Some of them are well known, like the story about the ugly duckling or the king Midas, but some of them I read for the first time. I must say it is an excellent collection of stories. They are really well adjusted for an early age and followed by some exquisite embroidery artwork. All of the stories carry their advices and many of them could really be used to teach a kid a valuable lesson when needed.
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I decided to read this, even though the blurb gave me pause. This bit was concerning - "carries a message of empathy, friendship and care for the world around us" Now, those seem like good things, and they are. But, I worried the stories would be too moralistic and wouldn't focus on the story. That was definitely true for some of the stories but not all of them. I am not a fan of stories that are strongly moralistic, though they can have their uses. I prefer the message, if a story must have one, to be woven into the story subtly. So, that was something I knew I probably wouldn't like about the book. 

As you can see from the blurb, the book has a nice variety of stories from around world. The stories that I was familiar with were slightly changed, mildly updated for modern readers; in some cases, shortened. While I agree that one should read to their toddler every day, I don't see these as being stories for toddlers. They are short, which is good, but the stories are not likely to catch and hold their interest, and many are strongly moralistic, as I mentioned earlier. The artwork is good and the color scheme soothing, all of which should appeal to young children. Each mini-story has one, maybe two illustrations. I think this book would work better for children four years or older, not toddlers.
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This book has some cute short stories that are perfect before bedtime. The only thing that I really wish that this book included was some more illustrations that I think would better hold the attention of a child and myself.
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A lot of the short stories I myself had not heard of before I found myself enjoying them as well. While reading the stories to my daughter I found her wanting to point to the pictures that was the only downside to this novel. I plan on buying this novel that way she can point to the pictures and enjoy the stories longer and hopefully she will pass them on to her children one day.
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3.5 stars

The embroidery artwork in this collection of folk tales from around the world was beautiful. I found myself wishing there was more of it, because most of the pages are dominated by the text. It was hard to hold my toddler's attention without as many photos. This might be better for an older toddler (mine is 2 so the illustrations are a huge part of her reading engagement right now).
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I received a copy of this arc from NetGalley for an honest review. Great little book with shorter and longer stories for kids. Some were better than others.
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Children today have less attention and more of distractions for keeping them engaged. Digital instruments are penetrating deep into consciousness of young kids.

But still good old story telling is the most healthy way to entertain, educate and to connect with little ones.
This book contains simple small stories for kids to be told slowly.
Stories are interesting and easy to read.
Vocabulary is simple and there are nice illustrations accompyning the stories.
A very nice selection of very good stories.
Thanks netgalley and publisher for review copy.
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Classic folk tales, fairytales and fables are complied into one collection with pretty hand sewn illustrations. This collection will introduce your toddler, preschool or even elementary child to tales from around the world. They are fast little tales some coming in at 1 page while other's are several pages long. They are great to be read at bedtime or anytime really. There are some many "lessons" learned in the tales and many will become favorites I'm sure. Some of my favorites: The Scruffy Duckling ( we know this one as The Ugly Duckling, I think I like Scruffy better) , The Magic  Pear Tree, The Mice and The Elephants, Snowflake, The Snow Child ( I wonder if the adult book The Snow Child is based off of this? If so I might need to read it asap!) to name a few... 

This book would be a wonderful baby shower or first birthday gift, and as the book says we should read to our toddlers ( babies, preschoolers and children) every day!
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“Children are made readers in the laps of their parents” Make reading a central part of your child's daily routine, and help them develop the skills necessary to process difficult situations while building their vocabulary overall intelligence. It's never too early to read to a child.  Some people read to their child while still in their womb."  

It is an undisputed fact that when children are read to regularly at an early age they become confident, more intelligent, readers. Why is reading together outloud important for babies and young children? It helps your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills.  They learn to value books and stories and it sparks your child's imagination and stimulates their curiosity. It helps your child's brain, social skills and their communication skills develop.  This book is a follow-up to "Read to Your Baby Every Day".  It is a wonderful anthology of tales ( folk, fairy, and fables)  collected from around the world to share with your little ones.  

It is perfect for nap time, bedtime or anytime you need a story- break in your day and of course it is always delivered wrapped up in a loving cuddle. The illustrations ( which I wish there were much more of ) are embroidered on cloth, making the book unique and beautiful.  The selected short stories talk about compassion, friendship and the well-being of our world.  I encourage you to read to your children of all ages each and every day. Wonderful books will bind you together and bring great joy and fulfillment to both you the reader and to your child.
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This is a lovely book of short stories, and all of them come from folklore and are traditional tales. They are from a variety of different countries so great choice. We enjoyed the Magic Pear Tree the most. 

It says to read with your toddler, but I actually enjoyed reading these with my 8-year-old who found them fun and easy to follow. They are only short too, so perfect for bedtimes when you don't want to be tied down to huge stories! 

The illustrations are lovely and I like the way that there are little facts about where the story came from. It broadens the children's minds to think about different countries, cultures and history etc.
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This books is an adorable collection of short stories from around the world. Some were a bit long for my toddler's attention span, but they loved it overall. The illustrations are embroidery and absolutely lovely! Along with each story's value on its own, I think this book would be great for children to use in school or homeschool by reading the story and studying the country of origin. This would be a wonderful book to give as a gift, and although the title says toddler, I believe this book could be used through all of elementary school in varying ways.
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When it is snowy and cold outside (and my car is buried under 2ft of ❄️ ), superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Science tells us that young children develop best when they are read to. In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales and fables from around the world paired with images of Chloe Giordano’s charming hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.

Every tale is the perfect length to read aloud to your toddler before bedtime and carries a message of empathy, friendship and care for the world around us. Bond with your toddler and help them grow as you read to them these timeless stories: THE THREE WISHES, Scandinavia, THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, Ancient Rome, BRER RABBIT AND THE WELL, North America, HOW THE BEAR LOST HIS TAIL, Iroquois, THE MAGIC PEAR TREE, China, WHY THE BANANAS BELONG TO THE MONKEY, Brazil, THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE, Syria, THE STONECUTTER, Japan, THE RAINBOW SERPENT, Indigenous Australia, THE CLEVER LITTLE TURTLE, Mexico, THE SCRUFFY DUCKLING, Denmark, THE LION AND THE THORN, Ancient Greece, ANANSI AND THE TURTLE, Caribbean, KING MIDAS, Ancient Greece, A BAG FULL OF STORIES, Cambodia, THE MICE AND THE ELEPHANTS, India, SNOWFLAKE, THE SNOW CHILD, Russia, WHY CATS CHASE MICE, Nigeria, HOW THE WREN BECAME KING OF THE BIRDS, Ireland, and THE FEAST, Mali.

This is a great little book to read to your toddler from every day - a love of reading is instilled in children if they are read to and nothing is greater than a kid who loves to read. (vs screentime ...games are a waste of brain cells!) The book you will get is cloth but even the digital version is charming - what a great collection of stories from around the world.

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🗺 🗺 🗺 🗺 🗺
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I think the name of the book is a bit misleading to the content.  This book is full of not so common and a bit long to read fables with lovely, but a bit boring for toddlers, pictures.  I think if the stories had been spread out on more pages so there were fewer words on a page with more pictures it might help.
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This book contains a collection of short stories from around the world that's ideal to share especially at bedtimes. The writing is easy to read because of the font style.
My son who just turned 4 was able to listen to each story. He liked the colourful pictures and thought the stories were entertaining. I think we would prefer a hard copy, a book that you can read over and over again.
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This is a beautifully illustrated collection of stories and tales from around the world that you can read aloud to your little kid. It's perfect to read before bed as they are short enough for that. 
There is also a good selection of stories from traditional folk tales to fairy tales and fables. Some are well-known and others not so much, but every one has a message to tell us. 

Highly recommend it!
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This is a collection of stories from many cultures and is meant to be read aloud to young children. Unfortunately the layout is so busy that the text is hard to read. The embroidered illustrations are nice, so with a cleaner layout and different font this could be a great book.
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Sharing a story with a toddler can be one of life's sweetest experience.  There is the joy of sitting close together and the knowledge that helping a young child to love books is giving them a gift that will last throughout their whole life.


In this book, the author has compiled a group of short tales that are diverse.  To name a few, there are stories from Scandinavia, ancient Rome, Mali, Russia and more, twenty beautifully illustrated stories in all. These entries are sometimes based in folklore or may have come from Aesop.  They are tales that do not talk down to children and are not too simplistic.

All in all, this title offers a nice collection of stories.  Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.
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