The Snapdragon is up to his tricks again – eating the letters from the words in the book. It really is very naughty. How will Bookmouse stop Snapdragon? And is there anything the Woollywolves can do to help?
Mick Inkpen is an old favourite of ours here, from Wibbly Pig and Q Pootle 5 days. Seeing his name on a book on my last library run, I grabbed This is my book
without a second thought.
It’s marvellous. Playing with language and words as the Snapdragon steals a K and bits a B leaving a Poo in the middle of the story. Guaranteed to have your small child giggling, although it’s also a little scary (or so Smallest informed me) as you whisper and wail your way through the OOOOOOOOOOOOOs of the Wild Wood and the Ghosts of the Woolly Wolves. Don’t worry, the BookMouse will work everything out in the end, and all will be well, even the Poo will be tidied up 😉
I think this is my book of the week so far. Tigerboy missed out as he was asleep by the time I read it, but I’ll enjoy reading it to him tomorrow, and that’s definitely the mark of a good picture book, one that even the parents are happy to read over and over.
It’s got: OOOO and Poo
It’s not: tiresome even though it’s educational.