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.
We got a few ‘new’ books in toddler room recently, and one of them was Princess Lola’s Wobbly Week. It’s probably a bit on the long side for most of our toddlers (we have a lot who are only just 2 now) but the older toddlers enjoy it, and most of the kids like to say what Lola is dressed up as. I the story Lola is bored of having to wear dresses all the time, so she decides she doesn’t want to be a princess any longer. She tries dressing up as different things, and everytime somebody addresses her as Princess Lola she insists that she isn’t. However Lola finds that she is lonely when she decides to be someone else, because everyone is friends with the princess- and she’s not the princess!
The pictures in this book are quite nice, but one in particular is a little difficult to make out, so it’s not really ideal for reading in a big group.
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