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Bumblebee Grumblebee boardbook

$16.50 NZD

Playful animals get up to everyday toddler mischief in this board book built on child-based wordplay, where each page twists animal names into funny new words that are fun to share. With illustrations drawn from a toddlers world, babies and young children will recognise each activity—getting dressed, playing, painting (including themselves), having a bath, using the potty—and see how the animal makes the mischievous most of it.


Built for adults, babies and toddlers to share and read aloud, this fresh and sweet board book encourages experimentation with words and sounds, just by changing a letter or two.

  • Written and Illustrated by David Elliot
  • Published by Gecko Press 
  • White Raven selected title 2022
    Kirkus Best board books 2022
    Bank Street Best Children’s Books 2022: Holiday Gift Edition
  • Reader Age: 0-2 year


David is an internationally recognised illustrator. As well as writing and illustrating his own books, David has also illustrated books for well-known writers such as UK fantasy writer, Brian Jacques. David lives with his wife Gillian in Port Chalmers.

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