Gift Focus - Jan/Feb 2020 (Issue 117)

192 Bookstand The latest releases in gift books 1, 2, 3, WHO’S CLEANING THE SEA? A COUNTING PICTURE BOOK ABOUT PROTECTING OUR PLANET BY JANINA ROSSITER RRP: £8.98 Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781796670196 Janina Rossiter’s 1, 2, 3, Who’s Cleaning the Sea? is a counting picture book about protecting our planet and takes all the fun of a children’s book and drapes it with a bold, vital message for young readers. Rossiter wakes young minds up to the true horrors of humans’ deadly impact on sea creatures and inspires them to make it a passionate cause for their future. 1,2,3, Who’s Cleaning the Sea is the second book from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Janina Rossiter. She’s combined two subjects with imaginative drawings, resulting in a beautiful book that children and adults will enjoy reading. Younger children will be able to count along and slightly older children aged four to six will learn to make logical connections between numbers and facts. For more information visit IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS: THE POCKET PIG’S GUIDE TO LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD AUSTIN RRP: £9.99 Format: Hardback ISBN: 97815235008297 Combining the irresistible sweetness of the Pocket Pigs of Pennywell Farm with inspirational words of wisdom about embracing all that life has to offer, It’s the Little Things: The Pocket Pigs’ Guide to Living Your Best Life is packed with adorable miniature pig appreciation. Heart-melting images of the pocket pigs of Pennywell Farm in Devon taken by Richard Austin includes lounging on tiny beach chairs, getting creative with paint and nuzzling with other farm animals. Paired with quotes on creativity, fearlessness and actions to inspire people to live their best life. Richard Austin is an award-winning British photographer with more than 30 years’ experience working with royalty and celebrities in print and online media. Pennywell Farm in South Devon loves, nurtures and cherishes an array of animals, including these gorgeous pocket pigs. The farm advocates sustainable farming, renewable energy and animal welfare. For more information visit THE KIDS’ BOOK OF PAPER LOVE BY IRENE SMIT AND ASTRID VAN DER HULST RRP: £14.99 Format: Paperback ISBN: 9781523508143 The Kid’s Book of Paper Love is overflowing with 180 pages of fun and pull-out activities for writing, drawing, folding, crafting, playing and sharing. Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst are the creative directors of Flow magazine, an international publication celebrating creativity, mindfulness and life’s little pleasures that are based in the Netherlands. A perfect break from screens, The Kids’ Book of Paper Love is designed as a creative adventure and the authors’ belief that the process of making things by hands can make people happy. Astrid and Irene say, “We hope you tear this book to pieces and that you take your time to enjoy every paper, every craft challenge, every colour and pattern. Do not hesitate to tear it up – it’s not only perfectly okay but a wonderful compliment to us.” Projects range from making a paper-chain to a foldable house. There are tons of signature pull-out goodies: metallic paper, glitter stickers, neon postcards, a fold-out banner, a DIY storybook and many more. For more information visit FLASK BY SARAH BAIRD RRP: £11.99 Format: Hardback ISBN: 9781452173306 A compilation of portable drinks, Flask comprises of 41 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes that can be transported anywhere. From imbibing in the great outdoors to ringing in the New Year, the book offers recipes for all of life’s greatest moments. Bold, vivid infographics detailed recipes are perfect for sipping solo or sharing with friends. The book includes a brief history of flasks, common dos and don’ts and an interactive quiz, all within a sleek package featuring a die-cut window and bright silver foil endpapers. Sarah Baird is a writer, editor and former restaurant critic in New Orleans who has written for Punch, GQ, Lucky Peach, and more. For more information visit