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.
Where is Igglepiggle’s Blanket? has to be one of the most annoying books I’ve had to read to the kids. Luckily for me the kids liked it a lot, and it wasn’t very hard wearing so soon became unreadable! You can imagine what happens. Igglepiggle has lost his blanket
“Don’t worry Igglepiggle, we’ll find your blanket”
The reader goes around asking the other characters from In the Night Garden if they’ve seen Igglepiggle’s Blanket, and each time they haven’t the above refrain is repeated. Occasionally we get a break because
“the tumbliphone is ringing”
but there’s just a strange noise at the end of the phone
“mee mee meee, meee meee mee mee”
And that keeps repeating. You can see it gets annoying. The children who were in toddlers when we had this book are now leaving (which means we had it about 2 years ago), so you can tell how easily it gets stuck in your head from me still being able to quote parts of it!
The kids though do love it. The story is easy to follow, and it features characters that the children know from In the Night Garden.
Andrew Davenport also wrote the Telletubbies books which may tell you something of what these books are like
Where’s Igglepiggle’s Blanket? is no longer in print but you an order it new or used:
Paperback- new (from £167.99)
Paperback -used (from £0.01)