Creative Fun with the Natural History Museum

There’s something immensely satisfying about stickers. Peeling them off, lining them up, smoothing them down. They’re just great fun. And they appeal to the stationery geek in me. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books have served my sticker-fetish well through their collaboration with the Natural History Museum. They have created two new series of creative and educational books for children. The Lift-the-Flap and Colour series is full of quirky illustrations, rhyming facts and flaps to lift and colour, and for the more pattern-focused children, the Sticker Art series is stylish and educational and tons of fun.

Each Sticker Art book contains 8 sticker-by-number animal portraits with easy to use stickers. Each shape is numbered and the stickers are large enough for little hands to manage, without losing the detail.

The black pages are beautifully glossy, so the perfectionists among us can reposition wonky stickers, and the brightly coloured stickers really stand out. Here’s one my daughter is working on:

With Natural History Museum fact-checked information on lifespan, habitat, diet and more, these sticker books are great for little learners. My only criticism is that I would have liked the fun facts to match the animal on the same double spread, so you can read about the animal as you create it. But that is such a small niggle for a gorgeous series.

The Lift-the-Flap and Colour series encompasses African Animals, Ocean, Jungle and Forest.

Each book has five scenes to explore and colour. I love the mix of fact and story and the way Alice Bowsher has used the flaps to surprise and delight.

Beautiful, fun and affordable, these would make brilliant birthday party gifts. You can get your copies here:

Sticker Art series

Lift-the-Flap and Colour series

Source – kindly sent for review by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books



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