It’s been a while! But I’m still reading!
After having to suffer through two rather rubbish reads in a row I’ve found solace in some new (and classic) children’s picture books.
I promise you that all of these will make the bedtime routine the best part of the day.
First off The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton. This was everything I wanted from a picture book, it was reminiscent of films such as Song of The Sea and Ponyo. Poignant, beautifully written and an all round great read. The Secret of Black Rock recently won the Illustrated Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee. We had THE MOST fun reading this debut picture book from Australian presenter and comedy wife of Hamish Blake, Andy Lee. With every page teasing and urging the reader not to go any further, Do Not Open This Book had my daughter screaming with laughter by the end.
A Mighty Bitey Creature by Ronda Armitage, illustrated by Nikki Dyson. This is a cute and cheeky story that involves lots and lots of bitten bottoms! But who’s biting these bottoms? Well the mighty bitey creature of course!!
Everybody Poos by Taro Gomi. Has this book helped in my potty training endeavour? 100%! A very sweet book that will help little ones become comfortable about doing what comes naturally. Plus it’s got loads of funny pictures of poo.
If I Had A Dinosaur by Alex Barrow and Gabby Dawnay. This book is the best! The illustrations are really cute, the story is lovely and if you’re going to buy one book today make it this one.