Friday, 25 January 2013

...reading stories to the kiddo

Definitely one of our favourite things to do. The little fella loves a book, and now he has quite an impressive library. I thought it would be nice to share our current top 5 reads with you.

Dogger - Shirley Hughes
 Our lovely friend Alice stayed with us this summer on a visit from Australia, and she gave the small one a copy of Dogger which she loved so much when she was little. This one is a hit-especially the page where Dogger is at the fair, and Dave spies him. Oh the excitement! It's a must read.

A Bit Lost - Chris Haughton
 The illustrations in this book are just lovely, and some of the characters are hilarious. We are big fans of the squirrel with his inquisitive facial expressions.

The Three Robbers - Tomi Ungerer
The little guy's first Christmas present. It was the husband's favourite book as a kiddo, and we saw it in the Tate Modern and snapped it up.

Forever Young - Bob Dylan with illustrations by Paul Rogers

Ok- I have to be truthful with this one. The boy is not interested in this even a little bit. But he doesn't know what he is talking about! It's Bob Dylan! And check out those illustrations. There are no words.

How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers
 Anything by Oliver Jeffers is a winner. We haven't come across one yet that the boy hasn't insisted on reading over and over. Love, love, LOVE!

There are many more- I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen is so funny, whilst the oldies like the Mog series, and anything by Doctor Seuss are always delightful. I'm loving discovering new tales, and rediscovering old favourites.

What stories do the little ones in your life love?
Maria x

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maria, I loved reading this post. We are always on the lookout for good books to read in bed. Binkle loves the Maurice Sendak books, particularly "In the Night Kitchen" and "Outside Over There". They are quite surreal and potentially scarey but I think it is this that she finds appealing. The Gorilla books by Anthony Browne are also a winner - beautiful illustrations and somewhat melancholy in their atmosphere. Thanks for brining the Bob Dylan book to our attention - looks fab! We will definitely get a copy and insist on looking at it with Binkle, even if she is as uninterested as your little man! Cara x