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.
My sister send me a text over weekend saying that her family (my niece, is 3, my nephew is almost 4 months) were really enjoying reading Kipper that week, and also Meg’s Eggs, and could she nominate them for Children’s Hour? Well how can I say no to featuring a book my niece loves? Especially as I insist on buying her books at any given opportunity. I remember vaguely Kipper from my childhood but I think I always preferred Meg and Mog anyway- and I have read Meg’s Eggs to the kids at work, so it’s fresher in my mind. Meg’s Eggs is one in a series of books about a witch (Meg) and her cat (Mog). In this particular book Meg decides to use a spell to cook some eggs, but something goes wrong and the eggs start to hatch letting out dinosaurs. I love the pictures in the Meg and Mog books, very simple, but bright and noticeable. The book is funny as one, then two, then three dinosaurs appear…what is Meg going to do about it? Meg’s spells are great too, and the typography of the story follows the pictures so they are almost a part of the illustrations. Although the speech bubbles do make it a little difficult to be sure what order to read the words in. I should really read this to the kids in toddlers- they love dinosaurs.
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