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 am the Music Man comes from the same range as Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, books with holes. The hole idea works better in this book though as you can gradually look into more windows in the house. It follows the popular tune of I Am the Music Man, a song which reminds me of school discos. It’s fun for the kids with the actions and being able to join in with the songs. Plus they can see what the different instruments are and name them, but they aren’t all really common instruments so they can be learning the names too.
The pictures are very bright and bold and eye catching.
Buy I Am the Music Man:
Board Book (£3.99)
Big Book (£10.79)
This is the ‘official’ version of I am the Music Man. The version in the book is different, but for illustrations sake!