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Even before Erin was born books have been a big deal in our family. We try to make sure she gets to read (look at) a wide range of books and always has plenty available to her. Each month I’ll be writing about what books we’ve been reading with Erin and also posting a video! So, here’s what we’ve been reading this month:
These three books came from Lidl and cost around £4.99 each. My mum bought them for Erin at the beginning of the month and they’re fantastic! There is so much to discover inside and loads for Erin to learn. I think these are books she’ll be reading for months to come so they’re great value for money.
Follow Gordon the Balloon on his adventures around the world; learning new things, meeting people and avoiding all the dangers which come with being a balloon. Gordon is having a great time travelling with the circus when a storm hits their ship, leaving them stranded on an island! What will they do? Lost in the middle of the ocean and with no means of escape, it’s up to Gordon to save the day.
In this stunningly illustrated bedtime book, perfect for the end of the day, a series of exquisitely coloured cut pages of increasing size introduce woodland families – bears, deer, rabbits and teeny, tiny mice – who are all beginning to feel really … rather … tired … YAWN! “Dear me,” says Great Big Bear, “it must be time for bed!” But Little Bear is certainly not sleepy – he’s wide awake! (For now…) With sublime, starry night time scenes and an infectious yawny “Good night” refrain, Chris Haughton creates a lulling bedtime read, perfect for parents and children to share together.
From Eric Carle, the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a beautiful, bright book all about COLOUR. Everyone has a favourite colour! Some like the bright blue of a balloon. Others prefer the mint green of a delicious scoop of ice cream. Eric Carle? He loves sunshiny yellow! Featuring entries and artwork from fifteen of today’s most beloved children’s book illustrators, this funny and wonderfully quirky collection offers readers a unique glimpse into illustrators’ personalities, and is sure to inspire children to create favourite colour drawings and stories of their very own.
Fancy a better look at the books? Watch the video below!