We consume books at a fast rate in our house and the titles below are well and truly tested on our two children. The eldest is an avid reader and has always liked sitting with book or youngest happy if there is nothing else to do, but would rather explore turning pages as suppose to looking at pictures. The books that made the list, had both of them gripped and are the ones that often get requested to be read that don’t make us Adults feel bored.
Me – Emma Dodd
This is a beautiful book and I love the simple designs and the simple words. Emma Dodd has an amazing ability to create depth and feelings that communicate the love between parent and child. It’s the perfect gift for new parents who are feeling overwhelmed by the never ending demands of a small person
Rosie’s Walk – Pat Hutchins
Words are few and tell a simple story, the pictures however tell something quite different. first published in 1968 and filled with yellow, oranges and browns, this book tells us that good illustration can make a book timeless
Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet & Alan Ahlberg
A simple story in verse that has lots go things to hunt for in the pictures. With all the different characters from famous fairy tales and nurses rhymes featured, this is a great book for triggering other stories and songs.
Oi Frog! -Kes Gray & Jim Field
This book is a great one for silly voices and having fun with language. As a voice teacher,it appeals in the same way that Fox in Socks does for older children.
The Lion Inside -Rachel Bright & Jim Field
My parents gave this book to out youngest for Christmas, I love the message behind bandits great for talking about being brave and scared.
Grrrrrr – Rob Biddulph
Really nice for expelling competition and playing fair. Also for underlining that success isn’t everything.
Oh No, George – Chris Haughton
George is a dog who keeps getting into trouble. A great read for consequences of action and perfect for you little one who loves throwing their food on the floor!
What the Ladybird Heard – Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks
This book has glitter, farm yard animals and a brilliant story! That ticks about every small child box, right?
So those are our favourites. What are yours?