Children’s Hour: You’ll Soon Grow Alex

Children’s Hour is a feature posted every Thursday here at Lucybird’s Book Blog. Children’s Hour is my time for reviewing children’s picture books. In my job in a nursery I encounter lots of children’s books, and these are the books I use for Children’s Hour.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

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.

You’ll Soon Grow Alex is currently pre-school’s favourite book. One child has even started making Alex puppets so she can act out the story herself.

The story is all about Alex. Alex is fed up of being so small, and he tries everything to make himself taller, but nothing works. He asks everyone what to do. He does it all, but nothing works. They he has an idea, his uncle is very tall- how did he do it? His uncle shows him what it’s like to actually be tall, and maybe it’s not so great.

It’s a pretty good story, actually. Although I’d find it difficult to pinpoint what’s good about it. It’s a bit funny, but not the funniest book. The pictures are nice, but not fantastic. There is the repeated refrain which makes it easy to join in with, but it doesn’t continue throughout the whole story.

You can only buy You’ll Soon Grow Alex from ‘other’ sellers on amazon:

Paperback- new (from £98.26)

Paperback- used (from £0.01)

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