The Big Book of Words and Pictures

Illustrator: Ole Könnecke

Binding: Board Book

Imprint: Gecko Press

Age 3+

Early Learning: First Experiences

A large format boardbook of early concept words and pictures, full of charm and humour.

This book contains the whole world of childhood. There’s a kitchen, and all the things in it. There are planes and ships, plants and animals. Music and sports, colours and clothing... If you look very closely, you will find enchanting small stories on every page.


Ole Könnecke was born in 1961 and spent his childhood in Sweden. He now lives in Germany and has produced over 30 books, several of which have won international awards.


The rare wordbook that can actually spur ideas and conversation and the spontaneous telling of stories.

The New York Times

This book has it all. No, really, pretty much all. The oversize board-book format, with thick, sturdy white pages, is home to a charming array of objects organized in various ways.


[It] rounds up all that really matters, from the time they get up in the morning to when they venture out into the world. An excellent first lexicon.

The Listener

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