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.
Seeking Family Models
We need a few
more 0-3 yr-olds + their families to model for new Reader...
TWB is completing our Somali Family Reader over the summer here in Minneapolis. Please contact us if your young family would like to model reading aloud in that book (moms, dads*, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, AND their 0-3 yr-old). Photo shoots are ~20 minutes, and can be held at a nearby library, school, park, home, etc. While we welcome Somali families, our goal is to show all families reading to young children. All families are welcome!!
Photo shoots are fun and casual -- plus, you'll receive your own copy of the finished
board book at our Book Party for all participants. It's a fun way to be a role model!
Call Cheryl (612-990-6011) if you're interested.
*TWB loves to have dads show off their reading-aloud technique.
Custom Reader Updates
Thanks to participants of our
Spring 19 soft-cover Baby Readers! We'll next be on press Nov 7th.
July 3: The files for all Custom Boards have been passed to printer. Thanks for quick reviews and edits!
We're on press in next week. After the Readers have been printed and assembled, we'll contact you IF any overage was produced
of your titles.
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