I was recently sent some books from Barefoot books by Liz who is a sales rep for them here in Ireland. I had never heard of them before this but their book are truly beautiful, page after page of colorful illustrations and they tell a lovely tale too.
”Barefoot Books is an independent publisher with offices in Summertown, north Oxford and Cambridge, MA, USA. They specialise in carefully crafted children’s books, CD’s, games, puppets, puzzles and gifts that celebrate enduring values and inspire creativity while being kind to the environment.”
Barefoot Books Mission Statement
”At Barefoot Books, we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, focusing on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning and respect for the world’s diversity. The welfare of our children is dependent on the welfare of the planet, so we source paper from sustainably managed forests and constantly strive to reduce our environmental impact. Playful, beautiful and created to last a lifetime, our products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow.”
Me and the kids really enjoyed these books. We got ”The Feathered Ogre” for ages 6-11 (early reader) and ”The Princes Bedtime” for ages 3-7 this one comes with a read along CD as do a lot of the Barefoot Books which is brill 🙂
As you can see from the pics below the illustrations are unusual and eye-catching so the kids loved that. The stories are also very amusing and exciting. I also lov taht these books are very affordable too especially for the amazing quality you are getting. These would be great gifts for children.
You can buy any of the books above and tons more of Barefoot Books through Elizabeth’s site here and see her regular special offeres. Also find her on twitter or facebook to ask any questions you have.
- Barefoot in Belfast’s Top 10 for Children’s Book Week (barefootinbelfast.wordpress.com)
- Look What Arrived! (aliciafinnnoack.com)
- The Gigantic Turnip (Barefoot Books) (childledchaos.me.uk)