Mabel and Martha’s Favourite Books (World Book Day 2017)

Tomorrow, March the 2nd is World Book Day, so what better way to start it off than with these 2 little ones in their Gruffalo outfits. You may have seen them in these before for Halloween, but I am determined to get one more wear out of them before they no longer fit.

So as we go off on a ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ style adventure, minus the bear, I thought I would share with you 5 of Mabel and Marthas Favourite Books at the moment.

1. ANIMALS (Ingela P. Arrhenius)

This book has beautiful illustrations of over 30 animals that would make stunning pictures when framed. Mabel asks for this every single night and knows the majority of the animals names and also requires us to make the noise for each animal. It gets difficult when you get to the Flamingo or the Koala.

2. The Tickle Book (Ian Whybrow, Axel Scheffler)

This pop-up book has little rhymes on each page with little flaps to get the children involved, but watch out for the Ticklemonster. A definite favourite book of the girls for any time of day, and what is nice is they, well Mabel, knows what is coming next. It is such a fab, funny book that Mabel also likes to be the Ticklemonster and tickle Martha til she laughs.

3. What the Ladybird Heard (Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks)

A rhyming book where a little ladybird and all the farm animals rally together to stop thieves stealing the fine prize cow. Mabel enjoys pointing at all the animals and tries to name as many as she can. With such a great flow to it, you will often find yourself breaking out into a little bit of a song.

4. Mrs Pepperpot Learns to Swim (Alf Proysen, Hilda Offen)

Mrs Pepperpot cannot swim, that is until she ends up shrinking in size and has to be rescued by a frog who then teaches her how. This is a wonderful book full of lots of illustrations and it is great for the girl’s imagination. I love how Mabel says ‘oh no’ when Mrs Pepperpot shrinks, but it’s ok, after all, it’s a little bit of magic.

5. Row, Row, Row Your Boat (David Ellwand)

This teddy bear sing-along book has different versions of the ‘row row row your boat’ rhyme, plus press the red button for the sound of the tune. Both Mabel and Martha love this book and are constantly pressing the button to hear the tune. Often you will find Martha sitting on the floor pressing the button and rocking to it, while Mabel sings ‘if you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream. Ahhhhhhhh’.

What book is currently the favourite in your house?

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