We didn't have much of a theme this month apart from I though that Sleeping Beauty would be a nice love story to keep with the Valentines theme.
Here are this month reads.
1. Safe and Sound by Jean Roussen
I love this book published by Flying Eye Books. Its a really sweet story all about animals and their babies. It talks all about how we all need a place to stay safe and that is with our parents. It shows lots of different animals and how they all stay safe, for example they have a Kangaroo with its babies all snug inside its pouch. Lily really enjoyed this, she loves animals and loves babies to. She would say awwww to a lot of the cute pictures of the baby animals. The illustrations in this book are so nicely done. Really colourful and have lots of detail. Overall a really beautiful book. You can pick it up from the Flying Eye Books website or Amazon.
2. Sleeping Beauty - a Miles Kelly Publishing Book
This story of sleeping beauty is so beautifully done by Miles Kelly Publishing. Firstly the front cover is really pretty and covered in glitter. It makes it really attractive to want to read. The story of sleeping beauty if you don't know it is about a baby that is born to a king and queen, a wicked fairy casts a curse where if she pricks her finger she will die, but the good fairy makes it so instead she sleeps for 100 years. This story is a perfect little read for valentines as the prince who comes to save the day has love at first site and they live happily ever after. Lily loves this story and especially the part where she pricks her finger as she shouts out "ouch boo boo". So cute. The book is so beautifully illustrated and a great buy if your looking for this classic story. Head online to Miles Kelly Publishing to buy this book.
3. The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
I wouldn't of known about this story if they hadn't of included it in the Very Hungry Caterpillar show. And i'm so glad that I found out about it. Lily loved it in the show and so I thought I should definitely get the book. The story is quite simple just like the caterpillar story but its the simplicity of it is what makes it so great. The story starts with "I am an Artist and I paint...." Then it goes on to say different animals that she paints in all different colours, like a blue horse, a purple fox and an orange Elephant. On each page there is a huge picture of the colourful animal all drawn in the same style that you see the illustrations of the hungry caterpillar in. Lily loved this book the most out of this months reads and would always ask me to read it to her again. I would really recommend getting this book, especially if you love the work of Eric Carle. I got this book from Waterstones but I had to order it into the store.
4. Counting Sheep by Mike Jolly
This is a great rhyming counting story book which also has a great bedtime theme. Lily enjoyed hearing all the numbers as it said what each sheep was doing. The last sheep was fast asleep and Lily loved saying shhhhh when she see's the picture of it sleeping. Its a great bedtime story and you can find it on ebay.
Which book do you like the sound of the best?