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.
I’ve had the idea of writing about Itzy Bitzy House for about a year, but haven’t because there’s little really to say about it. It’s about animals caught in the rain, looking for shelter.
It has elements which should make it popular. It rhymes, it has repeated sections, in has a variety of tone. The pictures are bright and clear, and child friendly. The kids though are only so so about it. They will listen to it fairly attentively, and if it’s in a selection they might pick it (so long as it doesn’t come up against a favourite like Brown Bear, or Peace At Last). They don’t have very strong reactions to it however. They don’t join in with the repeated bits, although they show more interest to the shouty bits
“Quick (animal) hide”
It’s not that they actively dislike it, they’re just not really bothered.
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