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.
One of our kids has become particularly interested in The Teeny Weeny Tadpole this week. I can’t really say what it is he likes about it, because he doesn’t seem to interact much with the story- even though it has its fair share of excitement. Possibly it’s the pictures which look a bit like something Axel Scheffler would draw. Beautifully bright and bold.
The story itself is a good one though, unfortunately there’s a page missing from our copy, so it’s not ideal to read to a whole group (or even just to one, but apparently M doesn’t mind that). It tells the story of a tadpole, and all tadpole wants to do is to jump. He meets other creatures who can jump, and wishes he could jump like them. Then he meets the big bad fish, who can’t jump. What will tadpole do?
The jumping about of the animals is exciting, and I can imagine if you did read it to the group then they would start jumping with the animals. Plus there’s the race as the tadpole tries yo get away from the big bad fish which is very energetic.
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