A few months ago I saw both these picture books at ABC Home and have been meaning to pick them up. They are gorgeous. Almost Everything and Zoo-ology by Jöelle Jolivet.

They are extra-large and finely printed — the colors are stand out delicious. There’s no story, it’s just like a — what do you call it? — picture dictionary, I think. And each image is illustrated, beautifully illustrated, no photographs.

If you’ve ever wandered the pages of this kind of book with your baby or toddler, you already know how intensely interested they are in seeing images of the world around them. Books like these are bound to be a hit with any child. Plus — what a gorgeous statement they’d be in a Nursery or child’s room.

Also available in French if you’re feeling all euro.