A stunning compendium of everything the pre-school child needs to know to encourage learning, naming, spotting and matching, including first concepts, first words, sounds, shapes, and favourite things.
Winner at the Right Start Best Toy Awards 2011!
Big Book of My World brings together the familiar and favourite things from a toddler's world and, with bright, clear, fun pictures, provides core information and answers to the questions every child will want to ask.
Packed to the brim with core concepts and great games to reinforce learning, this is a book to pore over, parent and child together, but also one that a toddler will go back to on their own, time and time again. It's a one stop, fun shop to give every toddler the best start on the road to learning.
Kali's first book, Peely Wally, was selected to be part of the Booktrust's Books for Babies scheme. 150,000 copies will be distributed to mothers and babies throughout the UK in 2012.
This book is the cornerstone of the My First Picture Book series -- a range of bright, colourful books that provide a fantastic foundation for early learning.
“Kali Stileman's illustrations zing off the page with collage style pictures created in saturated, vibrant colours. If her style has nods to Eric Carle, she also acknowledges another (UK) childhood favourite - the yellow duck from the Usborne books illustrated by Stephen Cartwright - with at least one owl to find on every page. J, 3, has really fallen for this book. The pictures make her giggle and she loves the interaction that comes from me sitting with her and counting, or helping her find different shapes and match colours, or from talking about the weather and the seasons. Given her enjoyment I have to wholeheartedly recommend this book if you work with the youngest of children, or are looking for a picture book that is fun but "educational."”
Zoe Toft, Playing By the Book
“Big Book of My World: Right Start Best Toy Awards 2011 -- Gold Winner Testers Say: 'A charming book for parents and children to share together, we loved the humour in the pictures and it quickly became a firm favourite'”
Parents, Right Start Best Toy Awards
“It is the perfect book for a toddler with an ever-growing vocabulary and desire to learn. He loves flipping through the pages and pointing out the shapes or counting or finding colours etc. He will sit with it for 30 minutes (and that's a lot to an almost-2-year-old!) picking out different things and asking what others are called. It is beautifully illustrated and has "lesson plan" type examples in the front so you can continue to read it as your child grows.”
Ryan Beth, Transatlantic Blonde
“The Big Book of My World (Doubleday, £9.99) has bright illustrations of familiar objects, and the three-to-four age group will have fun answering the easy questions.”
Newbury Weekly News
“Kali Stileman's picture book illustrates all the familiar and favourite things from a toddler's world. Packed with colourful illustrations, there's so much for a baby or toddler to explore, from first words to spot the difference.”
“A well designed and colourfully presented boook, which covers a wide range of important early learning themes - counting, colours, shapes, first - without ever making them feel like hard work. Match pairs of pictures, discover the seasons and do much, much more!”
Junior, Junior Magazine
“Ethan had a favourite book that he asked for every night without fail... until Big Book of My World arrived in the post. This is now his first choice when asked to select a book, and he can easily spend half an hour paging through it with me, which for a 20-month-old toddler, is a very long time! When the book first arrived, I was impressed by the lively colours and the variety of different subjects depicted... it will be a fantastic way to help build Ethan's vocabulary and concepts for a while to come.”
Sam and Ethan, The Guardian
“Toddlers will be delighted with this beautiful, bold book from an outstandingly talented author. I'm a big fan of Kali's work, and, judging by the kids I've shown the book to, she's got another success on her hands.”
Natasha Harding, The Sun