As it’s National Storytelling Week I thought I would share with you some of Izzy’s best-loved books. She has picked which books to include and told me her favourite thing about each one.
Tiddler, The Storytelling Fish
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Julia Donaldson can do no wrong – many of her books can be found on our bookshelves, including the popular Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Tiddler is about a little fish whose tall tales get him into trouble – and out of it again. The catchy, rhyming story encourages children to join in.
Izzy’s best bit: “Finding the Gruffalo fish.”
The Singing Mermaid
Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks
This is a new addition to our collection, after Izzy was given it as a birthday present, and it is already becoming a firm favourite. The bright, fun pictures tell the story of a mermaid who joins the circus.
Izzy’s best bit: “The sparkly pages.”
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
This was the first book that Izzy could recite, word for word, and is one of my personal favourites. Published over 40 years ago, this is a lovely story about a little girl called Sophie who opens the door to a very hungry tiger one tea time.
Izzy’s best bit: “When the Tiger drinks all of Daddy’s beer.”
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
The first time we read this book I wasn’t that impressed – given its acclaim. Then Izzy learnt the story at pre-school and recited it back to us. Hearing it from her perspective, with the excitement and adventure in her voice, completely changed the story – and the way we read it. Now she pretty much reads it to us as she knows it so well.
Izzy’s best bit: “The swirling, whirling snowstorm. Wooooo hooooo.”
The Cat In The Hat
A bit of a tongue twister at times, at least The Cat In The Hat is one of the easier of the Seuss books to read. Izzy loves hearing about the adventures of the mischievous cat and making up Seuss-inspired nonsense!
Izzy’s best bit: “When the cat juggles with lots of things on the ball.”
Anyone got any book recommendations? What is your little one’s favourite book at the moment?