I am at the stage where I can start reading books to Mabel and she will take notice. As it is World Book Day today I thought I would share with you some of our favourite books that are quick to read and so are perfect in introducing little ones to Storytime.
Wild (Emily Hughes)
A little girl has been brought up in the wild and so nature is all she knows. From being taught to talk by birds, to eat by bears and to play by foxes, being with nature is her home. That is until some odd animals that look like her try to make her live in the human world.
The illustrations throughout the book will capture any child’s imagination as well as there wild side. It’s a great book for the older child as it touches on the importance of happiness and the outcome of when you try and change something that really doesn’t need changing. It’s a short book which makes it great for me to read to Mabel at such a young age, and I will continue to read it until she tells me to stop.
Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug (David Melling)
Douglas the bear is in search of someone who can give him a hug. He looks everywhere from left to right, up and down until eventually he finds someone. But who is it!
This book makes reading to Mabel even more fun because I can include her into it by using the hand puppet that is attached to the book. She loves looking at things and so having something that she can interact with means she is apart of the story.
Guess How Much I Love You (Sam McBratney)
Little Nutbrown Hare tries to express how much he loves Big Nutbrown Hare, but it turns out Love is a hard thing to measure.
The book is incredibly simple to read and has the message of love throughout it. I think the main thing that is special with this story is the ending. It brings a smile to my face every time.
Hug Me (Simona Ciraola)
Felipe is a young cactus and all he wants is to have a hug, but his family are not the touchy-feely kind. He is blamed when his friendship with a balloon is short-lived. Enough is enough. Felipe heads off in search of a new family and someone who can give him that all important hug.
It is such a sweet little story that conveys the message of friendship and when you least expect it you will find what you are looking for. The illustrations in the book are amazing in capturing the story and also creating movement through the artwork.
Whats your favourite book at the moment? What book would you recommend?