For little kids this Christmas

We love picture books here at Potts Point, so it’s pretty impossible to choose the six titles we love the most. But life’s about hard choices - so here is what we came up with. Whether you’re looking for something funny, sweet, indie cool or just plain silly, we’ve got every kid covered.  

The Wolf the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Jon Klassen | $25 HB

“I may have been swallowed but I have no intention of being eaten.” Being consumed by a wolf seems like it would be an inconvenience at the very least and catastrophic at worst. But a dynamic mouse and duck duo prove that home is where you make it. 

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers | $25 HB

A helpful guide to planet Earth for beginners. With beautiful, quirky illustrations full of funny details and easy to follow instructions on being a good-hearted, responsible human, Here We Are would make the perfect gift for new parents or for curious growing brains. 

The Great Rabbit Chase by Freya Blackwood | $25 HB

A gentle tale about a roving rabbit who ends up brightening everyone’s day. Freya Blackwood’s illustrations are soft and charming, and the story is filled with relatable neighbourhood characters. This would be a quiet, lovely book to read as a family after a long busy day.

Why Can’t I Be a Dinosaur? by Kylie Westaway and Tom Jellett | $25 HB

Some days you just wake up and you know you’re a dinosaur. And sometimes that just happens to be on the very same day as your Aunt Daisy’s wedding. Follow Nellie’s negotiation of identity politics as she attempts to merge her ferocious dinosaur ways with her petal-throwing side. 

I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon | $25 HB

Friends are pretty great. Until you eat them. And even then, you can go shopping for a new friend - but it’s important to find exactly the right one. This slightly sinister, but mostly hysterical book is all about the search for companionship and the attempt to regulate one’s appetite. 

The Very Noisy Baby by Alison Lester | $25 HB

Meet a baby with an incredible vocal range. From neighing to squawking, this very noisy infant has the whole town confused. This gorgeous picture book by veteran author Alison Lester is perfect for little babies and tired mummies and daddies looking for a bedtime story with humour and warmth. 

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