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Was read to me 21st November '18

The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water
Author: Gemma Merino
We love this book. It is charming but unexpected. The little crocodile is scared of swimming in the water, but there is a good reason for his fear. 

Was read to me 21st November '18

Solomon Crocodile
Author: Catherine Rayner
My son loves this book. Solomon Crocodile is annoying the other creatures in the vicinity. He is bored and annoying them for attention and hoping to find someone to play with. Sadly no one wants to play with him but all is not lost. 

Was read to me 5th November '18

Monkey Puzzle
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
This is my favourite Julia Donaldson story and one of my all time favourite children's books. I've read it to all my children over the years and it's always been a hit. The characters are endearing. The story has a funny twist and the illustrations are fantastic. Lots of lovely animals to look at and easy to follow rythmic words that children love to join in with. 

Was read to me 5th November '18

Monkey and Me
Author: Emily Gravett
This is a lovely book. It is very simple, with lovely illustrations. I read it to my daughter when she was little and now I read it to my son. They both loved it and it's a book that is very easy for them to join in with and follow along with the rhyme. 

Was read to me 31st October '18

Mummy Time
Author: Judith Kerr
I was pretty disappointed in this story. The illustrations are lovely and I love other Judith Kerr books so I was really looking forward to reading it to my son, but the actual story was not at all what I expected. It has been cleverly designed so that two stories are going on simultaneously. The mother is on her mobile phone talking with her friend, whilst the child is unattended playing in the park. I presumed "Mummy Time" meant child's time with mummy, but it turned out to mean, mummy's time for herself, whilst the child amuses himself. I guess it's very reflective of the society we live in, but personally I found it a depressing angle for a children's story and I doubt I'll read it to my son again.