Thursday, 4 October 2018

Monthly Book Review - What we have been reading in September

Each month I write about which books we have been reading during the month. I usually introduce Lily to 3 - 4 new books each month while at the same time reading some of our favourites. We have story time each night and always read 2-3 stories, depending on how tired she is. 

You can read all the other book roundups from the last 2 years here

This month we didn't really have much of a theme with books. I have a pile of books we have not read so we are working our way through those. As Lily's stories are getting a little longer, we aren't reading as many per month and so this month I only have 3 new books to tell you about. 

Here is what we have been reading for the month of september. 



1. Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr
I will admit that we haven't read Mog to many times this month. Lily wasn't to keen on having it read to her and not sure why as she loved the other Mog book we read. The only thing I can think of is that it is a very long story and so Lily's attention may have not stuck for so long. I really enjoyed this story though and have always loved Mog books. In this story of Mog, she is always forgetting things. Simple everyday things like that she had already eaten her dinner. It was Mog forgetting things that kept getting her into trouble and everyone got mad at her. Eventually Mog forgetting things really helped. One night she was sat outside feeling sad that she had forgotten things and she helped everyone wake up to find a burglar in their house. After this Mog got a nice treat and the story ended happily. You can pick up Mog books from most book stores. 

2. Lazy Ozzie by Michael Coleman
Lazy Ozzie is all about an owl that is to lazy to learn how to fly. Its mother goes out one day and says that she wants Ozzie to go out and fly to the field. But Ozzie is to lazy. So he gets his farm yard friends to help carry him to the field. The book reads the farm yard animals out as a list so its is repetitive. Which is great for learning farm animal words. Ozzie gets to the field and also gets a back to the barn in time for his mother to see him on the ground like he had flew. But she saw the whole thing and knew he hadden't flown. The story ends by her saying to him that he can easily fly back up onto his post. But we all know he can't. I really liked this story and it was a great one to read to Lily. I got this story from the Works.

3. Georgina the Giraffe by An Vrombaut 
This was a story from the Tv show 64 Zoo Lane. This one was all about Georgina the Giraffe and how she loved to show off and dance. One day she was showing off to all her friends and she ended up with a knot in her neck. Her friends decided that even though she was showing off they would try and help her. First by pulling and then eventually by taking her to someone who knew exactly how to help. He taught Georgina how to sing a song backwards which would unravel the knot. I really enjoyed this story because I thought the characters were great and I enjoyed the singing parts to it. It was a very fun story and it was mine and Lily's favourite this month. 

Which one of these stories do you like the sound of the best? 

9 comments:

  1. Lazy Ozzie sounds a delight - love them all

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  2. We have been reading the tiger who came to tea but we also like mog and the baby. I had not realised there were other mog books so we will definitely purchase this one too.

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  3. I like Mog the forgetful cat, we have read it a number of times.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Nice that you and Lily enjoyed Georgina the Giraffe.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. I used to love Mog when i was a child!

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  6. Lazy Ozzie, good story. Might look out for the book.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Reading regularly from a young age I believe is beneficial in the long term. Also nice opportunity for child and parent to share some quality time together. Well Done!

    Rachel Craig

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  8. going to buy my grandaughter farley the Georgina the Giraffe book she loves giraffes

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