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.
The Ladybird Tales have been around for generations, I remember a few when I was young, and they’re still going strong today. The pre-schooler’s current favourites are part of this set of books, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears (what is it with fairytales and the number 3?). They pretty much know the stories off by heart, and have little toys and puppets so they can play along to the story. They even used the Three Little Pigs as their graduation play (yeah, I know pre-school graduation!). Sometimes the stories are different to the versions that I know, but that’s ok, they’re still fun.
To find buying links for the tales above click the links.