Every time I go to our local library I am reminded of the genius of children’s authors (and also how many truly terrible children’s books there are out there).
In the name of Independent Booksellers Week #ibweek2016, here are three books my boys (two and three years old) are enjoying at the moment .. .
I Have an Orange Juicy Drink – Andrew Sanders
Perfect for juice obsessives like my children…with disarming neon orange illustrations.
If you attempt to steal Porker’s juice, you get squished… hard. But if you ask nicely, you are allowed to share and get a hug too! Sanders has tapped straight in to the toddler mindset.
Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster – Axel Scheffler
It starts like the beginning of a horror movie: Posy is bored so decides to do some baking… and she’s just putting her cake in the oven when a figure appears at the window. Hector makes me read this book to him over and over, whilst he hides behind the sofa!
Blown away – Rob Biddulph
Poor Penguin Blue gets blown away and ends up on a windy adventure across the ocean to the jungle. The catchy rhyme tells one story, and the illustrations provide a hilarious subplot. A classic.
www.indiebookshopweek.com #IBW2016 @IndieBound_UK