In pictures 🙂
This is the main body of it.
That’s a whole lot of books! Titles etc:
Picture a Greener future (Worcester Bosch)
Bob’s best (ever) friend. Simon Bartram
The bad tempered lady bird. Eric Carle
Love Monster. Rachel Bright
Walter and the no-need-to-worry suit. Rachel Bright
Charlie and Lola: We honestly can look after your dog.
The Goblin and the Girl.
Hocus Pocus Diplodocus
And they’re off!
Miss Dorothy Jane was ever so vain
Squishy McFluff: supermarket sweep. Pip Jones and Ella Okstad.
Molly and the Storm
Bear bird and frog
The snail and the whale
No matter what
And picture no 2.
Princess Stay awake
Arion and the Dolphin
I wish I’d been born a unicorn
The Hog, The shrew and the hullabaloo. Julia Copus and Eunyoung Seo
Daddy’s Sandwich Pip Jones (Author), Laura Hughes
Darkness slipped in
25 books. Plus 3 at the library the other day. Last time we added up we were up to 85 (let’s say 85.) So now we’re at 113! Given that we’re only 3 months into the year (90 days) we’re steaming ahead. To hit 300 by the end of the year we only need to be at 78 by now, so this is all pretty good going (even if I have manage to list some books twice, which seems likely).
Books in these pictures include books sent by review by Faber Childrens (thank you!) Squishy McFluff: Supermarket Sweep! is the second in this illustrated chapter book series about Squishy McFluff the invisible cat. They have wonderful pacing, all being in rhyme, and are quite hilarious, with simple but extremely evocative illustrations. A trip to the supermarket with a mischievious child is bad enough, but when that child would much rather have stayed home with their invisible cat, you know you’re in for a time of it. And I am laying squarely at Squishy’s (invisible) feet the fact that both my little children now have imaginary friends. Aargh! We like the way Squishy in the pictures is slightly transparent, to get across his invisibility, and I’m rather fond of the scrappiness of his human partner in crime.
The Hog, the Shrew and the Hullabaloo (A Harry & Lil Story) is the second Harry and Lil book, and again, is told in wonderfully paced rhyme. Detailed pictures bring the various animals to life throughout as the slightly spooky tale builds to a surprising ending. (Well, I didn’t quite guess it anyway, which makes it surprising.) Ideal one for children worried about strange noises at night, as it might just defuse worries a little, or at least give you a way in to discussions.
And finally, Daddy’s Sandwich. This starts out well, with the sort of ingredients you might expect. It rapidly gets rather out of hand, and anyone who has cooked with children might have an understanding of where we’re going, if we say we’re putting Daddy’s favourite things into his meal (but we haven’t narrowed it down to Daddy’s favourite foods…) Simple but lively illustrations, uncluttered, mean that there’s plenty to talk about as you’re reading. Destined to be a firm family favourite – but you might want to put a lock on the fridge 😉