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.
Children’s Hour is going to be a little different this week. Last week the toddlers were asked to bring in their favourite books for everyone to look at. These are some of the books we came up with (links lead to amazon):
Peppa Big and the Big Train: Everyone’s favourite pig, Peppa goes on the train. This was maybe a little long for a ‘first’ book but interesting enough for our toddlers.
Monkey: Let’s face it, the popular thing about tis book is the button that makes Monkey noises…I’m not even sure we got as far as reading the story, if we did it wasn’t memorable.
Dear Zoo: I’m really glad one of the kids brought this in because it’s a great book. A child writes to the zoo because he wants a pet, but they keep sending things that aren’t quite right, with each animal being revealed when a flap is lifted.
The Octonauts: The Octonauts love to explore the sea. I was fully expecting an Octonauts book to turn up as one of our kids adores the show. However he wasn’t the one who brought the book in!
White and Black: My Animals: This is a very simple book. Black and white cartoon pictures of different animals with single words saying which animal is shown. However it has more that the animals which turn up in these books stereotypically, and the kids loved to name all the animals.