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.
My niece and nephew were down this weekend so I’m going for one of their books again. We managed to get a few repetitions of Peekaboo! between Horsey, Horsey, Don’t You Stop (which is still a firm favourite for my nephew). It’s not so much a reading book as an interactive book. Each page has a different face on it (a robot, a monster, a cat, your friend), and eye holes so you can use it like a mask. The words are simple, “I am a mouse. I like cheese.” for example, and some allow actions. The pictures are colourful and simple, but effective.