Children’s Hour: Lulu’s Holiday

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.

About a year ago one of our toddlers had an obsession with Lulu’s Holiday. We had to read it every single day, usually more than once. It’s a very simple book. It’s written as if the writer is speaking to Lulu, but you never hear Lulu’s voice, all you get is the writer saying things as if she is rephrasing what Lulu is saying, but it almost feels like she is talking to a baby, giving the answers for Lulu, and Lulu is not a baby. As something to read I didn’t really see its appeal. The story was very basic and not even written in a way that made it interesting- the most exciting thing which happened was that the baby ate some sand. However the pictures are  beautiful and bright, so I can see that as an attraction to look at the book, just not to read it.

Lulu’s Holiday is no longer being published, however you can buy copies from other sellers on amazon:

Paperback- used (from £9.52)

Hardback- used (from £2.87)

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