Reading with one- to three-year-olds can be an exciting experience. Bunnaby Bunny and El conejito Claudio are books that we've created for toddlers and their
parents to enjoy reading together.
Both Toddler Readers feature poems that tell the story of a lively bunny learning to dress himself. The stories are illustrated with colorful cut-outs of our bunny protagonist as he spins off his mis-placed clothes and correctly re-places his t-shirt, jeans, socks and shoes.
Our Reader books are for children and their parents
In addition to the fun read-aloud story poem, our Toddler Reader pages display full-color photographs of real families reading with their toddlers. These photos show family groups reading in places of all sorts (e.g., home, doctor office, park, on a bus). The photos model family reading for parents as they begin reading to their own young children.
The Toddler Readers' pages also include practical tips for adults as they read to their toddlers. These tips, or Parent Notes, discuss the value to children of early family reading. Taking
toddlers’ blossoming independence into account, the Parent Notes explain what to expect from 1- to 3-year-old children and how to engage them in the read-aloud experience.
Why Bunnaby Bunny and El conejito Claudio? (It looks like the same bunny…)
Since rhymes and silly, similar sounds are so much fun for toddlers and adults, both books are filled with silly, similar sounds. Spanish-language poet Ray Gonzalez wrote the El conejito Claudio poem with an eye to the Bunnaby Bunny poem and the shared art for each spread. However, for initial alliteration with "bunny" and "conejito", the two books necessarily are titled for bunnies with different names. Both poems tell the stories of their respective bunnies—however, both are original poems, not bilingual translations.
I'd like to give these books to all 0-3s and their parents as an introduction to Family Literacy activities this year.
Quantity discount pricing is available on our Baby and Toddler Readers. Non-profit entities ordering 20+ total board books qualify for these discounts. Prices are determined by totaling the number of books by format (board book, soft-cover). See our Order Form for the quantity-discount pricing tiers.
We're working on...
* Somali Family Reader -- A board book that will feature Somali children's rhymes and songs. Its Parent Notes will give age-appropriate tips and encouragements to read and share books with 0- to 3-year-olds.
Your questions or input are welcome: Somali Interest.
Custom Reader Updates
Sept 5: Deliveries of custom boards will be made either Friday or next
week to clients with a border on the Pacific Ocean (CA, OR, WA).
The rest of us await our books to arrive and clear customs at the Port of Chicago. TWB will alert you with a delivery expectation when we have that information.
We'll next be on press Nov 7th.
Families with 0-3 yr-olds to model reading aloud for our new Somali Family Reader...
TWB is completing our Somali Family Reader over the summer here in Minneapolis. Please contact us if you know of a young family that would like to model reading aloud for that book. Any family members can participate: moms, dads*, grandparents, sisters, sisters, aunts, or uncles with their 0-3 year-olds.
*TWB loves to have dads show off their read-aloud technique.
Photo shoots are ~20 minutes, and can be held at a nearby library, school, park, home, etc. While we welcome Somali-American families, our goal is to show all families reading to young children. So, any family is welcome and invited to participate in the fun!!
The photo session is enjoyable and casual -- plus, you'll receive your own copy of the
finished board book at TWB's Publishing Party for all participants. It's a fun way for your family to make a positive difference (and become very
Please call Cheryl (612-990-6011) for more information.
My group is considering custom Baby Readers as a part of a new initiative...
While your organization is in the planning stages, we can work with you to create a mock-up custom cover. You'll have a draft custom version so colleagues have something tangible to consider during your presentation. Contact Cheryl for more information: 612-990-6011.
Preparing for an Early Learning committee meeting?
We can send you sample copies of our Baby and/or Toddler Readers. As you discuss your community's first outreach to new parents, colleagues may review the nursery
rhymes, photos and Parent Notes.
Contact us for more information:
Third Week Books
PO Box 390771
Minneapolis MN 55439
Tel: 612 990 6011
Fax: 615 691 8896