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 kids either love or hate Eat Your Peas. It tends to be the older of the toddlers who enjoy it, and even ask for it, but I think the younger ones tend to find it a little too long. It’s a story about a Mum trying to persuade her daughter to eat her peas, but Daisy doesn’t like peas. Mum’s bribes start getting more and more outrageous; 100 puddings, never have to was, dress, brush your hair, chocolate factories, zoo animals, space rockets, trips to superland, but still Daisy will not eat her peas.
It’s a funny book, and fairly simple. It’s great to be theatrical when you’re reading it too, as the Mum gets more and more desperate. The pictures fit the story perfectly, you could almost read the book with pictures alone, and as the pictures get more and more crowded the more and more desperate Mum gets. Plus they’re by Nick Sharrett which is always good
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