Got a child who is afraid of the dark? They might enjoy this. Daisy was just thinking of a game when Darkness Slipped in through the window. You might expect she would be a little surprised, or even afraid, but instead, she grabs him and they dance the night away. Which could be read completely wrong, but this is a picture book folks. It isn't excessively pink, but it is … [Read more...] about Darkness slipped in. Ella Burfoot.
I'm not quite sure why this was on the story shelf in the library and not the parent bit. That's where this kind of self help thing usually is. And that is what this reads like - a self help manual for young children. And like most self help books, it suffers from that self of worthiness that means you aren't ever going to want to read it again. And your child isn't going to … [Read more...] about Your emotions: I feel angry
<a href="http://shAll I saw on the cover of this was Inkpen, and associating that as I do with Mick, I was very happy to add it to the library haul. But in this one he's not actually the illustrator, that's Chloe, and the style is very different. Not better or worse, just different. There's more in the pictures somehow, which is good when you've got a little girl … [Read more...] about Zoe’s Christmas List. Mick and Chloe Inkpen.
I think the first Katie Cleminson book we read was Otto the book bear. We are rather fond of Otto. So the name Cleminson meant I picked up Box Of Tricks without a second look. It didn't disappoint. A gentle story of a girl who receives a magic box for her birthday, and magics all of her birthday presents, entertainment and party out of it. The joy of this is in the … [Read more...] about Box of tricks. Katie Cleminson
Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham is a book I think I first read to Big over a decade ago. It's timeless - as he punts his way down the river picking up passengers as he goes. It's a pretty big boat - by the time he's done, he's got all sorts of animals in there, right up the size of a calf. And you can imagine what is going to happen next. It reminds me a little of the old … [Read more...] about Mr Gumpy’s Outing. John Burningham.