Do you have a cosy corner for sharing books? Does your toddler group have a special space for parents and children to read a book together?
Last week I spotted a mum sitting in our comfy book corner with her son and baby daughter. They were surrounded by books and were, in her words, having a ‘book fest’. Even though it was time for snacks I left them to it – they had to finish the book!
When my own children were small we had a favourite book – we can still quote parts of it to each other. It’s ‘So Much’ written by Trish Cooke and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. When I joined the Toddler Group Team at my church I bought a copy for our group. Everyone should have a chance to enjoy this book.
It’s all about a family and how that family love the new baby – they love him so much. As the book goes on we are introduced to all the family – mum, dad, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas. The illustrations are fab.
Do you have a favourite children’s book? Please share!
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Oh yes! I remember ‘So Much’ with its lovely illustrations. My girls loved the ‘Jolly Postman’ books and all the other Alberg books as well. We also loved ‘Christmas in Exeter Street’ by Diana Hendry http://www.walker.co.uk/Christmas-in-Exeter-Street-9781406343038.aspx
Hi Clare,, I feel really pleased with myself because our copy of the ‘Jolly postman’ still has all the letters! Christmas in Exeter Street looks lovely – Amazon is so dangerous – I have just ordered a copy 🙂 It seems like the perfect time of year to enjoy it. I love the illustrations in children’s books. Thank you for the recommendation.
My pleasure, Rachel. I think we have all the JP letters too! My younger daughter (20 years) and I love children’s books, especially the illustrations!