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.
My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh is all about a kid and his two parents. His Mum loves spots and his Dad loves stripes. One day the family go to the zoo. Mum loves the leopards, and Dad loves the zebras, naturally, but the kid loves something else.
It’s a cute little story, and sometimes a little funny. The main thing really though are Nick Sharrett’s illustrations. His usual bright bold style, and having a book which has such a focus on patterns really lends itself to his style.
It’s not a favourite with the kids, but they enjoy it enough to stay focused.
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