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
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
I don't remember when I first met Mog The Forgetful Cat. It's as if I've always known her. I definitely read her to the older children, and I'm loving having the chance to introduce her all over again. It's a simple book with unfussy illustrations. But there's a strong story to it - and some wonderful ideas. I particularly like the part where Mog is licking Debbie's hair and … [Read more...] about Mog the forgetful cat. Judith Kerr.
This is picture strong and word light, and the cats are cats, rather than cat shaped people if you see what I mean. Although I suppose it's arguable as to whether cats feel lonely. Anyway. I really like the simplicity of this, and also that the resolution isn't as a result of grumpy cat changing his ways, it's just coincidental that a kitten who doesn't know that he's … [Read more...] about Grumpy cat. Britta Teckentrup
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.