Review and Giveaway- Little Gestalten Books

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There are seemingly no end to the good reasons that parents should read to their children, not the least of which is the simple act of bonding time. I read with my son all the time, but he knows that as part of his bed time ritual, he gets his song, his story, his “made up” story, and then we have to put good dreams into his head.  It’s kind of a long story how that came about, and bedtime starts about 40 minutes before actual bedtime, but it’s a nice way to end the night.

We are always looking for great new books.  We find them everywhere- the bookstore, the library, book sales at his school book swaps- you name it.  His newest books are really beautiful, and something a little different.  If you are a big reader, and have little ones who love to read (or to be read to), you will want to check out the new Berlin-based children’s book publisher Little Gestalten and their debut line of beautiful, high concept, totally unique picture books. Critically acclaimed, The New York Times Style Section says “Little Gestalten….marries thoughtful storytelling with supercool visuals.”

pic7Issun Boshi: The One Inch Boy – This classic Japanese fairy tale tells the story of Issun Boshi, the tiny son of an old, long childless couple. His mother had longed to have a child for so many years that she finally added “even if it is a very small one” to her wish. When the elderly couple did in fact bear a son, he turned out to be only one inch high. He was thus called Issun Boshi, Japanese for one-inch boy. Tiny and brave — these are the two most striking characteristics of Issun Boshi. Although his parents raised him very lovingly, Issun Boshi realized one day that he would not grow any taller. He then left his home to set off on a journey to find his place in the world.

pic6Little Red Riding Hood – The New York Times Sunday Review describes this book the best — “Even the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” seems new again in Little Gestalten’s version, with cutout images that can be held up to the light to cast shadows on the wall until it’s time to say, “My, what big, tired eyes you have.”

Elsa and the Night – Elsa and the Night tells the story of an extraordinary friendship. Can one make friends with the night? One day Elsa is sitting at her kitchen table and suddenly hears a sound coming from under the sofa. When she investigates, she realizes that it’s neither an animal nor a ghost. It’s the night. The night not only listens to Elsa, but also accompanies her on a heartwarming and moving journey where it cares for her, protects her, and finally carries her through the town in its arms.


The Zoo’s Grand Opening – With this book, even the youngest children can playfully learn their ABCs, the names of animals, and how to count. This fun animal book tells the exciting story of a zoo preparing for its opening day. The head zookeeper, who guides young readers through its pages, is waiting anxiously for the animals to get there. Will they all be in their cages by the time the first visitors arrive?

Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology – C is for cat? D is for dog? Not in this book! Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs. In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds.  Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a commendable purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children’s vocabularies and linguistic horizons. The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them.

One of you can win this complete set as well- The giveaway Prize Pack consists of all 5 titles and has an ARV of $88.00.  US only please.  Ends March 3, 2015.
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  1. I would give them to my grandchild.

  2. Stephanie Larison says

    They would be for my 2 girls.

  3. EMMA L HORTON says


  4. Francine Anchondo says

    to my son

  5. My daughter loves to read. I would give these to her.

  6. I would give these to my sons

  7. I’d give them to my sister in law for her child

  8. I would give these to my kids.

  9. I would give this to my nephew.

  10. Patrycja Chudziak says

    I would love to give these to my son.

  11. I would give them to my grandson , he loves toread!

  12. I would give these to my nephew.

  13. I would give these to my kids.
    Thanks for the chance!

  14. Katie Klein says

    My boys! We love new books.

  15. Tina Reynolds says

    I would five them to my three kids

  16. I would give them to my son

  17. What a great set of books! I love these for my granddaughter.

  18. Some of these good books would be for my grandson, he has shown a huge interest in story books ever since he was nine months old-

  19. Susan Chester says

    I would give these to my daughter. She has 4 kids!

  20. Kim Keithline says

    I would give these to my grandsons

  21. I would give these to our son for Christmas – we like to do the 25 days of Christmas with books and he loves it.

  22. Carmen Van Deursen says

    I would give these to my kids, they love books! Very nice collection!

  23. I would like for him to visit Greensburg, PA

  24. I’d love it if he visited Philadelphia, PA or maybe even some other countries!

  25. Jennifer Cervantes says

    The bunny should visit California

  26. Like him to visit Rockford, IL

  27. Mary Casper says

    New Tazewell tn

  28. I would like him to visit Keizer, Oregon

  29. I think the bunny should visit Auburn Maine.

  30. I would like him to go to New Jersey!

  31. Maybe, Hawaii

  32. vickie couturier says


  33. Rebecca Parsons says

    I love for him to visit in Indianapolis, IN

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