I can’t believe I haven’t done this one yet. I think this was George’s first favourite book. It was given to him by his cousins Jude and Sadie and he loved it from the first time we opened it. It has very simple, bright illustrations and very simple explanatory text and is, funnily enough, all [...]
There are alot of books that I’m not going to do individual posts on simply because they’re already well known, but I can’t pass them by completely as they have played a big part in our reading journey. George really loves all of these as I think all children and parents do so they’re definitely [...]
This book became a favourite around the same time as Eee-orrh. We had already had Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, also by Dodd, out from the library for several weeks and that was definitely one of my favourites. Need to get it out again and see if George enjoys it as much as me. I [...]
Where does the time go! Perhaps we’ve been so busy reading there’s been no time for blogging. Who knows but we’re definitely still reading and it’s a very different experience to what it was a year ago. At 21 months, our son is now fully in charge of what we read. He picks his bedtime [...]
We are starting a new baby fad soon to be the next yummy-mummy trend to hit the coffee shops – baby led reading – aka sitting your baby in front of the bookshelves and letting them pick their own bedtime stories. We’ve been doing this for a while and one book gets chosen every night [...]
“When Nate woke up one morning,
The Opposite was standing on his ceiling
staring down at him.
“You can’t stand on the ceiling”
said Nate. “Get down!”
But the Opposite happened, and it
stayed where it was.”
“Ben tried to feed Penguin to a passing lion.
Penguin said nothing.
Lion didn’t want to eat Penguin.”
The first time we read this book I laughed out loud. It’s a lovely story about a little boy called Ben who receives a penguin as a present and nothing he does (even sending the penguin into outer space) will [...]