Kids Picture Books from Tate: Alphabet and What Happens When…

We just received two lovely kids books from Tate Publishing. I love going to both Tate Britain and Tate Modern – they are wonderful art galleries and always welcoming to families and children. They also have a fantastic book store (I do hope they will stock Red Ted Art!! It is so beautifully designed and produced, that I am sure it would be a great fit…). I digress.

They sent me the following:

What happens whenWhat Happens When…” by Delphine Chedru

Beautifully illustrated the author sets a number of scenarios of “what happens when…”. What happens to Teddy when I leave him behind? What happens to my bedroom when the light is switched off? What happens to my tooth when I put it under my pillow? Lift the page sized “flap” and what happens is revealed.

We like it on many levels – to begin with the illustrations are simple and wonderful. Next, we enjoyed exploring what Chedru thought would happen “when” (e.g. the tooth is found by a chicken who ends up with a set of teeth and teddy has a fun time at the playground). But we also enjoyed it, as it stimulated discussion and imagination. The children got to think of what THEY though would happen when.. lots of happy giggles.

Alphabet Kveta PacovskaAlphabet by Kveta Pacovska

Pacovska’s books to me are where “Art meets books” – the illustrations are as much about art as they are about the book itself. The new Alphabet book by Pacovska is just that. Following the Alphabet we are surprised by pop ups, bold colours and great textures.

My 3yrs old is particularly taken by the shiny surfaces and textures and loves sitting quietly and going through the book herself. Every so often she will ask what the letter is and repeat it to herself.

Would you like to win a copy of “What Happens When…”? To enter, visit my sister site Theatre, Books and Movies and check out the Kids Movie Reviews section. Which film have you seen?


1) One entry per person

2) Open to UK residence only

3) Giveaway closes on 31st March 2013 11:55pm

4) Winners will be selected at random

5) Prize delivery is the responsibility of Tate Publishing and not Life At The Zoo

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51 Responses to Kids Picture Books from Tate: Alphabet and What Happens When…

  1. IRENE BOLTON says:

    Arthurs Christmas

  2. Tracy Nixon says:

    I have seen Tinkerbell – The Secret of The Wings with my to little girlies!

  3. Joanne B says:

    Hotel Transylvania – loved it! In fact the kids and hubby are watching it on dvd now haha

  4. sophie spiby says:

    Hotel Tranylvania

  5. Ruth Lurring says:

    Hotel Transylvania, my little boy loves it!

  6. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I’ve seen Ice Age 4

  7. anthony harrington says:

    Ice Age 4 – loved the animation

  8. laura banks says:

    ice age 4

  9. Andy W says:

    Brave – took my son and he loved it

  10. Jill Osborne says:

    Ice Age 4 – Continental Drift

  11. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Ive seen Arthur Christmas

  12. I’ve seen Arthur Christmas

  13. Jane Adair says:

    We went to see Brave

  14. emma weaver says:

    Arthur Christmas, Tinkerbell and Ice Age 4

  15. EMMA WALTERS says:

    arthur’s christmas – fab funny film :)

  16. Julie Picton says:

    Arthur Christmas

  17. evonne hodgson says:

    We saw The Rise of The Guardians and Wreck it Ralph recently and loved them both

  18. Rachel M says:

    Puss in Boots

  19. Lindsay W says:

    Arthur Christmas :-)

  20. hannah oneill says:

    Arthur Christmas

  21. Sarah Smith says:

    Arthur Christmas

  22. Caroline Cambridge says:

    Arthur Christmas

  23. Celia West says:

    Arthur Christmas

  24. Amy Ripley says:

    Ice Age 4!

  25. andrea miles says:

    arthur christmas, brave & ice age 4

  26. Deborah Wheeler says:

    Arthurs Christmas

  27. lynsey Ward says:

    Ice Age 4,

  28. Solange says:

    Ice Age 4

  29. Carol De says:

    Ice Age 4 .. every bit as good as the sequels, we love them!

  30. Clare White says:

    Tinkerbell and it was brilliant

  31. Catherine Miller says:

    Arthur Christmas :)

  32. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    We’ve seen Brave and just got a copy of Hotel Transylvania to sit and watch one night :)

  33. Marina Frow says:

    puss in boots – my daughter loves cats so it makes her smile!

  34. Paul Witney says:

    Hotel Transylvania

  35. cheryl dawn lovell says:


  36. Leigh Larkin says:

    Elf – from the Best Christmas Movies

  37. paula mulholland says:


  38. Michelle Ptak says:

    Hotel Transylvannia …. both really enjoyed it!! x

  39. sian hallewell says:

    Ice age 4

  40. Lindsey Jones says:

    Seen Arthur Christmas the kids really enjoyed it.

  41. kristy brown says:

    I have seen all of them except the 1st 2……I love kids movies!

  42. Lani Nash says:

    Ice Age 4

  43. Annamarie Riddiford says:


  44. Sophie Buckle says:

    Ice Age 4 :D

  45. Tammy Tudor says:

    Arthur’s Christmas

  46. shane weir says:

    ice age 4

  47. Emily Jane Ann Nelson says:

    Brave! I thought it was a incredible film, and deffo one to watch again! My little boy wasn’t too keen though x

  48. claire wilkinson says:

    hotel trannsylvania its brill

  49. Laura says:

    Hotel Transylvania

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