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Children’s Hour: You’re Not So Scary Sid

Children’s Hour is the weekly feature where I look at picture books I have encountered during my work at nursery. My reviews contain children’s opinions which are usually from the children in toddler room (so they are all 2). Sometimes I also have books which my niece and nephew are enjoying too.

You can find links to past Children’s Hour posts here.

The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.

You’re Not So Scary Sid is one of the books we read on our visit to the library a couple of weeks ago, and it was the runaway favourite. It features Sid who loves to eat fingers, and thinks he’s scary, but is he so brave after all?

You’re Not So Scary Sid is one of those ‘puppet books’ so execution is really important. Luckily the librarian was very good at this. He got all the kids involved, and excited. It’s really great for child-adult interaction, and the kids find Sid really funny.

The story itself is pretty simple, and I can see that being a negative point, but even the simplest stories can be entertaining if read well. After all our kids still love Brown Bear, and that’s very simple.


Buy from an indie store (via Hive):

Hardback (£8.19)

Buy from amazon:

Hardback (£7.99)


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