Here are a few books we’ve been enjoying this month – a few with a Fathers Day theme too!
I Love My Daddy
We love Little Tiger books and their latest I Love my Daddy book is one that Little Man loves reading with Daddy.The book has thick board pages and stars cut from the centre of each page which make it interesting for Little Man but also easy to hold and turn each page.
The stars are incorporated really nicely into the story and each page has a few lines of verse, each relating to a different animal Daddy and child. It’s a lovely book with a really nice story and one that always keeps Little Man entertained and engaged.
Odd Bods is such a fun book! It’s full of bold and bright illustrations that have a sketchy feel to them. Each page introduces you to a cute and quirky character and the odd things that they do.
The children love how the story bounces around the pages and how the illustrations are all over the place. They like to pick out different things in the pictures, decide on their favourite characters and giggle at the things that the Odd Bods get up to. This is now one of their favourite books.
Play the Forest School Way
Play the Forest School Way is a woodland adventure book full of outdoor activities for parents and children. It contains everything from making nature jewellery, constructing a bow and arrow, foraging for food and making a fire.
The Forest School movement is really popular at the moment and a lot of LP and Little Man’s friends go to Forest School sessions each week. They encourage self-esteem, confidence and social skills through nature play. Play the Forest School Way is beautifully illustrated and perfect to take to the countryside, for a day out or to give you ideas when looking for things to do during the summer.
We’re looking forward to taking Play the Forest School Way on many days out over the coming months and I know it will give us inspiration for things to do for many years to come.
Disney Frozen and Disney Jungle Book Disney Movie Collection Books
LP and Little Man are huge fans of Disney movies and now there’s a beautiful storybook series to compliment the movies. The books are all beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and as they’re large format the children can read them together, pouring over the images.
Each book has the movie in full on it’s pages which makes them quite lengthy books but ones that can be enjoyed before bed over the course of a few evenings, introducing the children to reading books in instalments rather than in one sitting.
These are books that are made to last. They are really beautiful hardback books which can be invested in to create a collection to be enjoyed for years to come.
Hello Little Egg
LP and Little Man love the Puffin Rock TV series and Hello Little Egg is the perfect accompaniment to the show. It has the same much loved illustrations and familiar characters who the children know inside out.
Hello Little Egg is the perfect length for bedtime or a little reading session. Each page is just long enough to keep the children engaged and the text is positioned all over the page which easily adds interest. LP and Little Man really enjoyed this book and they love it so much more as they know the characters already.
The Dinosaur That Pooped Daddy
The Dinosaur That Pooped Daddy was Little Man’s first experience of The Dinosaur The Pooped series and he found it hilarious. It’s something about little boys and poo that is a match made in heaven and this book made him laugh page after page.
This book is a really nice board book that Little Man can read by himself and the pages have a glossy, hard wearing feel. The book has a really nice, easy flowing story with not too many words that keeps Little Man entertained and engaged throughout. The story is based on counting and teaches numbers one to ten in a nice rhyming style.
Both Little Man and LP loved this book but it is now Little Man’s all time favourite – he reads it every single day without fail.
The Dinosaur That Pooped a Rainbow
Just like The Dinosaur That Pooped Daddy, The Dinosaur That Pooped a Rainbow had Little Man in stitches, he loved in immediately. Each page is made of thick board and has a glossy feel so Little Man can read it by himself without doing any damage.
The Dinosaur That Pooped a Rainbow is written in the style of the rainbow song and each page is beautifully illustrated and dedicated to a different colour. Both LP and Little Man could easily join in with reading – or singing – the story and they now read it all the time. A really great book for young children.
Colouring in with HP
This month HP Instant Ink also sent me some colouring pages and pencils to take some time out and relax. I used our HP printer to print the pages and it was great to have them at the touch of a button whenever I wanted to colour something new.