Bonjour lecteurs! There are so many books for children out there, it is not always easy to choose one that will actually talk to your little ones. Over the years, we bought so many livres for Baba. I really want him to have a love for reading. Plus, reading a book before bed is such a good way to establish a routine for your little one to go to sleep. So when we received ‘No More Nappies: A Potty-Training Book’ and ‘I’m Not Sleepy: Helping Toddlers Go To Sleep‘ both illustrated by Marion Cocklico, I was really excited to see Baba’s reaction! Exit the tablet! Time to share with you our Big Steps Series by Campbell Books Review!
Big Steps Series by Campbell Books
In No More Nappies, you read Millie and Mo’s adventures when it’s all about ditching the nappy and go on the potty. I was particularly interested to try this one with Baba as we are starting this journey with him right now! Wish me luck!
The cool thing about it is that it is for both parents and children. After all, we always read everywhere that reading is a great way to bond with your little one. So, I like the idée to have something that both I and Baba can enjoy together.
Baba really enjoyed the flaps, the pull tabs and the wheel.
At the bottom of each page, parents and careers can read some practical tips (I like the one about letting your little ones choosing their pots!)
I’m Not Sleepy is another fab title for Baba. Indeed, he is sometimes not keen on going to bed. We have been fine with this recently but there have been times when we experienced real tantrums.
In this book, little Ned and his mummy go through their bedtime routine even though Ned is “not a bit sleepy”, but la maman has more than one strategies to change the situation!
Again, each page features bedtime tips for parents and carers (actually endorsed by leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. So if a professional says it!)
Once more, the book is full of fun flaps and mechanism to get your little one involved!
Big Steps Series by Campbell Books Review – The Illustrations
Marion Cocklico’s drawings are very sweet and I don’t say that because she is Frenchie 🙂
We like the use of bright colours.
Her character’s round faces are recomforting somehow.
Plus, all the flaps and mechanisms are such a fun detail.
Big Steps Series by Campbell Books Review – Le verdict
We really like reading No More Nappies: A Potty-Training Book & I’m Not Sleepy: Helping Toddlers Go To Sleep over the last week.
The Big Steps Series by Campbell Books cover for sure key topics in the life of toddlers. We like the way they teach children great routines and help parents along the way. Even if some of the tips at the bottom of each page are sometimes common-sense, it is nice to see that, as a parent, you are doing the right thing.
Plus, the illustrations, as well as the mechanisms, make these books so fun! Your little one is fully involved and spends more time reading.
Another thing I like? Each livre is quite small, so you can take them anywhere and all little extra pieces are really of strong quality. I don’t know about you but my Baba can sometimes be a bit abrupt. It happened in the past that he ripped off (by accident!) the flaps in other books… But those one are solid and still in! So that you can enjoy them for longer.
I love l’idée of the Big Steps Series by Campbell Books! It helps to have a real bonding moment with your toddlers and they are fun while helping you along the way!
The next one we want to be published in this fab new collection? Something about food maybe? Because my Baba is always hungry! I would love for him to understand le concept of meal times a bit more 🙂
Thanks for reading our Big Steps Series by Campbell Books Review. If you have a toddler who could need some help with potty-training or sleep, check these books out for extra help. No doubt they will make a difference!
Both books are available on Amazon. Click on the titles in this post and you will land into a magical world 🙂
Disclosure: we received those books for free in exchange for an honest opinion.