Kit is going through a bit of a Charlie and Lola story phase at the moment, so most nights he just wants a Charlie and Lola book, thankfully I managed to extend his collection of them from a local charity shop as it was getting a bit boring reading the same five books over and over.
On the odd night that Charlie and Lola get off we tend to read from a list of Dr Seuss books, Eric Carle, and lots and lots of others from Kit's personal library!
His top five at the moment (excluding Charlie and Lola) are...
- One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth
- The Midnight Run of Thomas the Tank Engine by Rev. W. Awdry
- The Lorax by Dr Seuss
- Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts
- Can't You Sleep Little Bear by Martin Waddell
I'll go through each in turn, starting with One Snowy Night this week.
One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth
This book is part of Nick Butterworths Percy the park keeper series. Set in the winter, it tells the story of a cold, snowy night in the park, and Percy's encounters with the animals that live around him (I don't want to spoil the story by saying much more than that!). I personally love the illustrations, and the simplicity of the story. The kindness and generousity of Percy is a great example to children, and meeting all the different animals is great as Kit is just getting to grips with his speech and it gives him a chance to learn how to say all the animal names.
We'll share the next book on the list next week.
Until then, enjoy your bedtime story and have a good night. :)