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This week we are focusing on books about dogs. I’m loving basing my choices around themes as it’s easier to pick them out from the baskets on a Sunday evening! It should also make a nice way to reference all the books for future browsing on the site, I hope.
This is one in the ever-so-popular range of That’s not my books that we have a fair few of. Cakie wasn’t much interested in these as a baby, but at 2 years 9 months she now finds them really funny and loves to join in with great vehemence each time she exclaims “that’s not my puppy!” Repetitive and easy to decode the meaning from the pictures.
This book is just delightful in so many ways, from the beautiful illustrations to the gorgeous notion of a flying dog! It is rhyming throughout.
Good old Kipper had to make an appearance this week of course! He is a much loved character in our home. This book is particularly lovely as it jumps through the alphabet from a-z, with Kipper and friends looking for things to collect to match each letter.
And a revisit to the gorgeous Hairy Maclary and his cheeky canine chums as they traipse through town looking for the scariest tom cat around! Brilliant rhyme that is so steady you can stamp your feet to it.
And the last choice is actually one of my most favourite books from when I was a girl. It’s an American title (one half of me is from the USA!) and I think it’s no longer available here in the UK. So this is my original copy, half falling to pieces due to the serious love it received from four of us growing up! Brilliantly witty and very, very clever rhyme and repetition make this just the most amazing children’s picture book!
Please share what books you will be reading this week or ANY book or story related post that will inspire us all to read with our children! The linky will stay open until the weekend.