What do you want to read tonight? – me
Now that JD can read independently, reading has become even more exciting as he can now choose not only which story to have, but who’ll read it. Here’s what we’ve been reading this month…
Tim, Ted & the Pirates
A short rhyming read by Ian Whybrow that takes you from the story carpet off on a journey of fantasy and back with a splash. It’s packed full of bright, rich illustrations and perfect for preschool pirate fans.
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
The Hueys in It Wasn’t Me
Another piece of genius from Oliver Jeffers, the writer of The Hueys in The New Jumper. I’d class this book as alternative comedy for kids. JD absolutely loves it.
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, it’s available in hardback for £12.99.
Mabel and Me Best of Friends
A tale of friendship, misunderstandings and pliéing rodents, this is a lovely book with gorgeous, scribbly illustrations, a touch of metropolitan chic and an underlying plot that helped me talk about feelings and kindness with my two.
Written by by Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, it’s available for £12.99 in hardback, or £6.99 when it’s released in softback in July 2013.
Splat Says Thank You!
A simple story of friendship by Rob Scotton, this book allows you to talk with your little ones about what makes a friend a friend. Quirky, fun and a little bit silly, the illustrations should engage little ones well.
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, it’s available in softback for £6.99.
I Heart Bedtime
A cute book about sibling fun and all the faff and excitement that goes with what should be a simple bedtime routine. It all sounds very familiar to us – the characters are likeable and the illustrations are friendly and distinctive, if (dare I say it?) a touch ‘girly’ for JD’s tastes.
Written and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy and published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, it’s available in softback for £6.99.
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