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?
Sleeping Beauty :)ReplyDelete
Love the sound of The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse, this would be ideal for us at the moment as I am just starting colours with my son.ReplyDelete
Safe & Sound, sounds like a great book for young children. We are a family who love pets / animals so very appealing book.ReplyDelete
Ah I love Sleeping Beauty. My kids always want to read the same book every night lol, Calm Down Borris is the favourite at the momentReplyDelete
fab round up. some ,lovely booksReplyDelete
Lovely selection, The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse looks interestingReplyDelete
love your choice in books and always a favourite to read sleeping Beauty it never gets old <3 .ReplyDelete
Counting Sheep sounds like a good book. Nice to calm littles ones to sleep at night.ReplyDelete
Sleeping Beauty, does look a really nice cover to the book. I thought that book might encourage youngsters to sleep. Also good overcomes evil in the book, and happy ending :- quite reassuring for children, maybe providing a sense of security. Rather than fear and or anxiety over future (which can maybe often be uncertain in reality). Children do need to feel secure, parents often try to instill that in their children by unconditional love.ReplyDelete
Super selection :) xxReplyDelete
Sleeping Beauty looks like a lovely book to read to my daughtersReplyDelete