Continuing on in the series, last week we reached 35.
- Sylvia and bird
- little answer
- Hamish, the bear who found his child
- My best friend Bob
- I don’t want to go to bed
- You’re a rude pig Bertie
- Stick man
- Oh No George by Chris Haughton
- Do you want to be my friend by Eric Carle
- Beegu by Alexis Deacon
- Dr Suess ABC
- Winnie the pooh ABC
- Sliding ABC
I also started a little game on instagram – I’ve been using #guessthebook as a hashtag, but I think some other people have used that, so I might have to think up something else.
Basically, I post a clip from an image in the book we’re reading that night, like this
and ask people to guess the book. There’s a varying level of interest in it, but it’s amusing me. So do feel free to pop along to instagram, or twitter to join in 🙂
So, to the books. Stick Man, despite being unseasonal, has become Tigerboy’s favourite book. I’m not sure what about it chimes with him so strongly, but I’ve had to read it the last three nights. (Yes, I do rereads alongside the books I’m counting. I’m not limiting my children to 300 picture books read once each 😉 )
Beegu I thought was utterly gorgeous. Really simple idea and drawings, but just such a powerful story of childhood. Might have to gather some other alien invasion picture books, that would be a good theme for a set of books.
Little answer caused huge amounts of hilarity. “Sausages” yelled Tigerboy, and rolled around the bed. Maybe a better book for a livelier time of day 😉 I rather liked the questions through the book, particularly from the owl, and I’m wondering whether they’ve inspired the run of slightly more surreal questions we’ve been getting from Smallest. Tonight’s dinner table conversation got interesting when she asked what money is for. Quick run through of what we all knew of the history of money and currency was rather interesting. Although Small couldn’t find the book that he said described stones being used as money.
All in all, it’s been a good reading week, and I’m looking forward to keeping it up. Still time to join in – I’d suggest if you’re joining this week, you set yourself a target of 275 if you feel that missing a month is going to make 300 a bit daunting. Drop me a comment letting me know 🙂