via IFTTT Buy Jolly Roger's Pirate Ship at Amazon. This is a very busy book - there is a narrative about the pirate mice finding a cat, which is mainly in rhyme but not completely. It's slightly drowned out by the amount of things in the picture, with lots of extra words and bits of picture to look at. Better to use this as a discussion book than a story book, along the … [Read more...] about Pirate ship ahoy! Charles E Reasoner
Bats at the Beach (A Bat Book) Yet another Christmas present, we got this in board book format. It's a slightly surreal story of bats going for a midnight picture at the beach, told in rhyme. What makes this worthwhile though is the artwork, which is absolutely glorious. From bug-mallows, speared and toasting above the fire with their little legs waving, to the bat buried on … [Read more...] about Bats at the Beach Brian Lies
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.
Tonight's bedtime book was Good days, bad days by the Anholts. This is low on words, but big on pictures, lots to look at and talk about as you go. (You may want to gloss over the hamster cage. Smallest thought it was a music player. Useful misdirection.) The book does rhyme. That's almost incidental if you're reading it slowly enough to enjoy the pictures. Or perhaps like us … [Read more...] about Good days, bad days. Catherine and Laurence Anholt.