When it comes to buying for the boys at Christmas, I like to get a little bit of everything for them. A few toys, something to wear, some goodies and some books. Books are important to me as I think that every child should learn to read and enjoy using their imagination as they work their way through an exciting fairy tale.
Miles Kelly are an independent children's book publishers with an ethos to create 'Children's books to inspire and share' trying to reach as many children as possible with their beautifully designed books for kids aged 3–12 years old.
To see just how magical their books are, Miles Kelly sent the boys The Brothers Grimm Collection, a set of 8 books that aim to entice young readers to explore the wonderful world made by storytellers the Brother Grimm, bursting with magic and enchantment to take children on a beautiful adventure as they work their way through the books.
Each book has a main story but also includes 3 other stories too so there are altogether 32 different stories to choose from. The 8 main stories in the books are:
Snow-white and the Seven Dwarfs
Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Prince
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Little Red Riding Hood
And also includes much loved favourites such as Rumpelstiltskin and The Magic Porridge Pot and some of the boys new loves, The Golden Bird, The Valiant Little Tailor and The Gnome just to name a few.
The books are absolutely stunning, with a gleaming, glittery cover and illustrations which are so quirky, they fit with the stories perfectly. They are also a great way to help younger ones to follow the story by helping their imagination whilst looking at the pictures and hearing the words being read to them.
Reading through the stories, it is great to see the boys light up with excitement and let their imaginations run wild with the though of little elves that help make shoes, a prince that turns into a frog and a princess who sleeps for 100 years because she has a curse put upon her.
The stories are full of content and draw the children in but are still short enough to read before bedtime, we sometimes do 2 if the boys are content and setted enough to do so. Who doesn't love to go to sleep after a good book. Laying your head on the pillow and dreaming about the magic and enchantment that you have just read.
I love that the boys are enjoying the books together. Thomas is an avid reader now and these books are suitable for children between 5-8 years so are suitable and perfect for him to read. Recently, he has been picking one of the books and settling down with Charlie to read him a tale.
Whilst the boys get to delve into the charms of the story, Thomas is also picking up a whole host of new words into his reading vocabulary and slowly gaining more confidence with his reading. It has been great to see the classics reborn into new and beautifully designed books.
The collection of books are all sold separately, but you can also pick up this fabulous The Brothers Grimm Collection Bag which includes them all inside a beautifully decorated bag. Check out the Miles Kelly website for more information.