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.
Something Beginning With Blue is a bit like a colour version of I Spy Shapes, except it makes more sense, the things are, generally speaking, things which are always that colour. Whereas with I Spy Shapes the things could have been other shapes most of the time. It describes something which is a different colour on any other page, then on the next page will reveal what that thing is. It is a bit difficult for the kids to guess what the thing on the next page will be. The easiest is probably the dragon, and the toddlers don’t tend to even consider it as an option.
However it does make them think about the colour, so, hopefully, it helps things stick too. The writing has a nice rhythm to it which makes it easy to remember after a few reads, and makes it more interesting for the kids. Plus the illustrations by Nick Sharratt are bright and bold.
Buy Something Beginning With Blue:
Board Book (£4.49)