Books for baby: lift-the-flap

Illustration from 'Kiki and Bobo's Super Surprise' by Yasmeen Ismail

Emma O’Donovan rounds up the best lift-the-flap books for baby

Kiki and Bobo’s Super Surprise by Yasmeen Ismail
Juicy technicolour illustrations bring Kiki and Bobo to life as they plan a secret surprise party. The clever flap details create an immersive and fun-filled read for toddlers.
£10.99, Walker Books


Can you say it too? Growl! Growl! by Sebastien Braun
Parents and children alike will delight in mimicking the sounds of the jungle as you get to know all creatures great and small. A fun robust book for the very young.
£5.99, Nosy Crow

No, Nancy, No! by Alice Tait 
Nancy tries to reunite a lost teddy with its owners in this mischief-filled romp across London. A deliciously stylish and beautifully illustrated storybook.
£12.08, Walker Books

This Way, That Way by Antonio Ladrillo
Create your own stories with this clever wordless flip-and-fold book. Bold jolly shapes interact with each other and the reader in this fun book-sharing experience.
£7.99, Tate Publishing

Opposite Things by Anna Kövecses
Little Mouse encourages young readers to lift the flaps and learn about opposites. Simple, stylised illustrations and familiar images will make this a big hit with babies.
£5.99, Wide Eyed Editions


Hidden Animals by Agnese Baruzzi
Colourful geometric patterns reveal hidden animal surprises through the use of peek-through holes. Little ones will delight in the transformations, which also promote shape recognition.
£6.99, Templar Publishing 


Mummy! by Lerryn Korda
Help a young Egyptian girl find her mummy, who is hidden somewhere in the story. Filled with easy-to-lift flaps and fun historical facts, it’s the perfect mix of educational content, interactivity and story-telling.
£5.99, Nosy Crow x The British Museum

Where’s Mrs Ladybird? by Ingela P. Arrhenius
Explore a beautiful garden and find new friends along the way, hidden under the soft felt flaps.  A stylish and satisfying reading experience for little hands.
£6.99, Nosy Crow 


Little Hazelnut by Anne-Florence Lemasson and Domenique Ehrhard
An exquisite first pop-up book for all ages. The poetic story features delightful birds, cats and plants.  This would make a beautiful christening or first birthday gift.
£10.99, Old Barn Books

Flip Flap Ocean by Axel Scheffler
Take the first steps into independent reading with this whimsical exploration of creatures from the sea. Little ones will have hours of fun mixing and matching the familiar faces.
£8.99, Nosy Crow