It’s been a while since I have posted about what we’ve been reading.
It’s certainly NOT because we haven’t been reading!
We read all the time. We meaning BC and I. Bean has been a little slower on the uptake and I was getting worried that he might not share his big brother’s love of books, but over the past few months, he’s started bringing me books to read and pestering me to join in when I am reading books to his brother. I am glad I didn’t push the issue with him and he’s come to love books on his own.
So here’s what we’ve been reading:
BC has fallen head over heels in love with the Charlie and Lola books. I love the pictures and the text (which is mostly dialogue) is particulary fun to read aloud. We’ve watched the TV show a few times, which is fun, but the books are way better. They are also a good transition from picture books as they have a little more writing on each page. His favourite is ‘But excuse me That is my book’. Gold Star to Lauren Child from us!
We’re also loving the adventures of Curious George. I know there’s a TV show of this too, but we’ve never seen it. The books have been around quite a while, but they are timeless, fun and cheeky – George always gives BC the giggles. His favourite (not surprisingly given his love of trains) is ‘Curious George Takes a Train’. Again, they are another good transition from picture book to story book because the text is just a little more dense.
Pamela Allen. Most of her books are great. Little Bean loves them and BC has been been reading them since he was close to Bean’s age and still hasn’t tired of the stories. In particular, we like ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’ and ‘Mr Mcgee and the Big Bag of Bread‘.
Dr Suess. How can he not be??? In particular, we love ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and “Horton Hatches The Egg”.
Bob Graham. His stories are so sweet. In particular, we love ‘Max’ – the child of superheroes who takes a long time to learn to fly.
BC’s FAVOURITE books when he was very little, have recently become faves of the Little Bean too – they are two books by the wonderful Rob Campbell. We love ‘Oh Dear’ and ‘Dear Zoo’. They truly are the most perfect lift the flap books, ever.
And me? I have been reading LOTS lately. I recently read, and loved, Oryx and Crake by the wonderful Margaret Atwood and I am currently reading ‘The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith’ an Australian classic. Sitting on the shelf, waiting for me to read next is Kiran Desai, ‘The Inheritance of Loss’.
OK, that’s enough from our library for now! Oh and ALL of us are always open to new suggestions!!