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.
Recently the kids have been mainly interested in books which have already featured on Children’s Hour (most notably Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Peace At Last, and One Mole Digging A Hole– which I still can’t read without thinking about ‘Three bears, ficking fairs”) so I’ve sort of had to search for a book to use for Children’s Hour this week.
It Looked Like Spilt Milk is a book we’ve only read a couple of times, mainly because we’ve borrowed it from outreach (the nursery is in a Children’s Centre, the outreach team run stay and play sessions, and crèches etc.) so can only have it for a limited amount of time. They have a version with soft toy props, which I suppose helps the imagination as you can look at the shapes from different angles with ease. It Looked Like Spilt Milk is a series of white silhouettes which look like different things- but aren’t those things. The kids like to try and work out what the different shapes are- although they don’t generally have a lot of suggestions as reviews on amazon seem to suggest- maybe it’s the age.
Either way it is a good interactive book, and the kids enjoy it.
Buy It Looked Like Spilt Milk:
Board Book (£4.17)