Books make lovely presents throughout the year, and Usborne clothbound editions of classic stories make gifts to be treasured. Scroll down for more ideas including gift sets and kits, and the fabulous Slot-together models.
With their luxury padded hardback covers and striking illustrations, these gift books will delight children discovering classic stories for the first time.
Press out the pieces and slot them together to create a stunning model theatre. Includes scenery and characters for performances of The Nutcracker and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and a QR link to download specially recorded music.
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A beautiful retelling of the classic fairy tale, with fabulous illustrations by Lorena Alvarez and intricate, cut-out windows to peep through. Little children will love following Belle and the birds into the Beast’s house, discovering the shy Beast hiding in the garden, the harp that plays itself – and the handsome Prince in the mirror.
An enchantingly illustrated, lift-the-flap version of the classic fairy tale. Little children can peep through intricate, laser-cut holes into the dark woods, lift the flaps to see what's beyond the trees, and keep an eye out for the Big Bad Wolf as they follow Little Red Riding Hood through the fairytale forest.
Little children can peep through the laser-cut pages of this magical book and follow Cinderella through a fairytale city to meet her perfect prince. Beneath the flaps they can discover Cinderella’s fairy godmother, her selfish stepsisters and a fabulous golden carriage. A delightful way to introduce children to this much-loved tale.
Usborne has produced something wonderful – this is a book to treasure. The Guardian review of Peep inside a fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood
This activity book has a thousand tiny, colourful stickers that children can combine to make anything from a spaceship to a snake. Kids will love creating scenes of rockets in the dark night sky, fish underwater or their own pictures. A brilliantly simple craft book with everything you need for hours of happy creativity.
This book and touch-sensitive keyboard is a perfect way for children to start making music. There are ten famous tunes to play with both hands, from nursery rhymes to a theme from Swan Lake. Each key has a shape on it to show how to play the tunes and you can listen to all the tunes at the Usborne Quicklinks website to hear how they go.