Children’s Hour: Slow Down, Sidney!

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.

Slow Down, Sidney! was a Christmas present for my toddler nephew, and was a bit of a hit with his older sister too. Slow down Sidney is about a fox called Sidney. Sidney is always rushing around, with some not so good results, but sometimes it is a good thing to be fast! It’s a pretty good choice (from Father Christmas) for my non-stop nephew.

It’s a nice story actually. Fairly simple. Sidney gets a little over excited by everything and it goes wrong, we see how by lifting the flaps. There are lovely bright pictures, and a repeated refrain of ‘slow down Sidney’ for the kids to join in with.

Buy Slow Down, Sidney:

Board Book (£4.49)


Filed under Children's Hour, Fiction review, Picture books

2 responses to “Children’s Hour: Slow Down, Sidney!

  1. I also love Shirley Hughes. Her depiction of family life is wonderfully accurate – chaotic and warm. Whenever the going gets tough in my house I sometimes imagine we are characters in a Shirley Hughes book and then I don’t feel so bad.


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