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.
I shared Cockatoos with the kids at nursery at the same time as I introduced them to Mister Magnolia. I didn’t want to cover two Quentin Blake books too close to one another and as this was the less popular of the two I left it until now. I think the toddlers may have just been a little too young for Cockatoos. They didn’t really get the idea that the cockatoos had sneaked away from Professor Dupont. That isn’t to say they didn’t enjoy elements. One child in particular loved finding the Cockatoos in all the pictures, and was fantastic at it, sometimes I even had to stop her from finding them to give the others a chance! Storywise however they didn’t find it as interesting, I found that I had to keep refering to the pictures to keep their attention, it may have been a better choice for pre-school.