Children’s Hour is a new feature here at Lucybird’s Book Blog every Thursday where I’m looking at children’s picture books. As I work in a nursery I get plenty of opportunities to look at picture books, and to see what the kids think of them so it really makes sense to use those experiences.
I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.
The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.
Painter Bear is another previous bookstart book for toddlers. It’s an extremely simple story (and that’s probably why it’s no longer being published). Painter Bear loves painting, he gets all his clothes messy and has to change them…but of course he gets dirty again. The toddlers love to hear one of my colleagues telling this story because she always tells painter bear off, and the kids love to see it- and to tell him off themselves. It’s good for talking about colour too. The colours of Painter Bear’s clothes and, of course his paints.
Unfortunately Painter Bear is no longer being published, but you can buy it second hand on amazon
Buy Painter Bear:
Paperback (from £0.01)