I received some wonderful children’s books from Tanja Russita for a review. These books are like a cross between doctor Seuss’ books and Bob’s books ( easy readers.) My kids have greatly enjoyed the books.

The texts are fun and have gorgeous, lively  illustrations.  The texts are perfect for early readers as well as for their parents: “Who swims with a splash! And a splosh! And a swish?”

Tanja writes and illustrates her books herself. A mother of two, Tanja lives in Norway. The idea for writing books was born when Tanja and her daughter where playing with rhyming short words around the kitchen table one day. Tanja never stopped since then.

98293fed9e58bf99abaff1cd4b3ab4a4Who Is John?

How is a girl meant to find out who here little brother really is? “I’ve searched on Dad’s laptop, Looked through all my books, No animal there matches baby John’s looks. The world needs to know of this curious kid: You think I should tell?” This book will bring a smile to your face.

This book shows attachment parenting as something beautiful and natural. It has a picture of a mother, peacefully breastfeeding a new baby in bed. The new baby is shown to be carried around in mother’s arms and there is a mention for “cloth to wipe the puddle” that the new baby made on the floor.

When my first child became a big brother, I was looking for a book that introduced newborns and attachment parenting in such a simple and beautiful way. What a wonderful book to read to a child every night in preparation to them becoming a big brother or sister!

Tanja’s early reader series feature everything a beginning reader would like: simple illustrations, large print, rhyme, and speech bubbles.

pear and bearA Pear and a Bear is a book to introduce sight words to early readers. It’s the kind of book that the child reads over and over, until he/she memorizes the easy and the fun rhymes. What will Bear do to attempt to remove Pear from the tree?

fox in box
A Fox in a Box is another early reader. This one is sure to be the child’s favorite, because the short story can be the first book the child has read independently!

Two other books are in Russian: “Снег, жара и слон” and “Яма? Нет, нора“. These two are easy, beautifully illustrated, wonderful early readers in Russian, similar to Bob’s books, but better.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner, twin toddlers, and a newborn. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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