It is no secret to anyone that I am a massive bookworm, and I am doing my very best to bring my children up the same way. We love picture books, sharing books, learning to read. And we do tend to feed our habit at The Book People. A while back we bought a bundle of Walker Stories – 30 of them in a case. Each book has three stories in it, and black and white illustrations, and they’re great read alouds, or less intimidating starter books for someone launching into more independent reading.
There are some really well known titles included, like Handa’s Surprising Day, which I absolutely adore.
I was also surprised to notice that there’s a book called Drawing Together written by one Mimi Thebo, and illustrated by Jessica Meserve – I met Mimi when I went to give a guest lecture to her creative writing class at Bath Spa university earlier this year.
I don’t know how I missed this, although with 30 books in the set, I do have to admit that I haven’t memorised all the titles 😉 Which leads me on to another point – if you happened to be having a children’s party, and wanted a nice addition to a party bag, this are absolutely ideal. Today at the Book People in the flash sale the whole set is only £15, so that’s 50p a book, I don’t think you’ll find many better bargains out there. You could even buy a set to keep and a set to gift! (No. I do not need to buy a set to gift.) Alternatively, as £25 gets you free delivery you could top up your order with something like the Mog picture book collection from Judith Kerr, at £10 for 10 books, and have a grand total of 40 wonderful books for £25 with no delivery charge. It doesn’t get a great deal better than that to be honest.
What are you waiting for? click on the image below to browse the sale further.
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