I read to Pebble every day, and this week we’re adding a few new books to the favourites on rotation.
Pebble’s current and long-running favourite is Baby Gets Dressed by Katrina Germein. This book has a stark white background with clear, bright pictures and a few rhyming lines on each page. We got this book for free through the Advertiser Little Big Book Club.
Dr Seuss’ ABC. This was given to me by my mum and dad for my 2nd birthday, and is well loved. The pages are well-worn and falling apart.
While googling this book I found this gorgeous little Dr Seuss ABC video! It’s the book read aloud. OMG how times have changed. Back in my day *old granny voice*……
The Potato People by Pamela Allen (one of my favourite authors) who writes many, many lovely, enchanting books.
Pebble may not understand all the words, but I was amazed that she had the concentration and attention span to sit through the whole thing. Sometimes when we’re looking at books aimed at older children I just make up a shorter story to get through it quicker for her. Today I read the whole book from cover to cover, and Pebble turned her head from page to page, drinking in the illustrations and listening to the words flow. It was magic.
I’m lucky that Pebble lets me indulge in these read aloud sessions – they’re one of my favourite parts of junior primary teaching. I enjoy the books as much as the children I read them to do, and get something different out of them every time.
What’s your favourite childhood story book?