buy at Hive (affiliate link) buy at Amazon (affiliate link)All I said was... is a story about imagination. And how things might not always be the way you think they are. And maybe about the grass not necessarily being greener on the other side of the street. It might not be a good story to read a 4 year old with an overactive imagination at bedtime. Because like the majority … [Read more...] about All I said was – Michael Morpurgo
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Buy at amazon Buy at hiveI love John Burningham - his simply drawn pictures that are still full of detail, stories that actually have a point to them. This book is no different - a story about an old magic bed that has the power to carry you away at night on adventure after adventure. There's an extra layer to this story though, in that some of the adults in the story aren't … [Read more...] about The Magic Bed – John Burningham
Buy at HiveThis is a counting book with a darker twist. The witch goes around her ever increasing numbers of friends collecting ingredients - for what? The book is suited to those with a more gruesome taste in their reading, featuring werewolves, vampires, blood and bones, which contrasts nicely with the cheerful rhyme scheme. The numbers (up to ten) are counted through twice … [Read more...] about One witch. Laura Leuck.
Buy at Hive I love the style of illustration of Anthony Browne's books, far more like non picture book pictures than some picture books, if that makes any sense. But I found the story in this one quite disturbing. I'm sure it's supposed to be satirical or thought provoking but mainly it seemed unpleasant and rather sad, as it tells the story of a less than happy family on a … [Read more...] about Zoo. Anthony Browne.
Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery is one of a series of books about Bob and his friend Barry. Bob works on the moon, keeping it tidy, helping visitors, that sort of thing. He looks very 1960s American astronaut to me, if that makes any sense. His dog has one eye and doesn't appear to need a spacesuit. (This is relevant, bear with me.) A tree grows on the moon, and then grows a … [Read more...] about Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery Simon Bartram