Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


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Was read to me 19th February '19

The Lost Words
Authors: Robert Macfarlane , Jackie Morris
Words can't describe how much I love this book! Everything about it is beautiful, the words, the illustrations, even the gold edging on the pages. My 5 year old calls it the golden book, and loves to read the introduction about spells conjuring back lost words. It is such an important book, to help children and adults be more aware of the world around them and of what would happen if the things these words describe, were to disappear. This is a wonderful book for children and adults alike, a keepsake book that would be perfect as a gift. 

I read this book 19th February '19

Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza
Author: James Bishop Illustrator: Rikin Parekh
My 9 year old read this book and first of all thought the title was hilarious! He loved the illustrations and the general silliness in the book. My 5 year old also thought it was funny and it was a good one for his older brother to read to him 

Was read to me 18th April '18

Kitchen Disco
Author: Clare Foges Illustrator: Al Murphy
This is a great book with fab colourful illustrations and catchy rhymes. Even my 8 year old who often refuses to read picture books, enjoys reading this with his brother. Both my boys think the idea of fruit having a party whilst you're in bed is hilarious! 

I read this book 12th November '16

My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat
Author: Pamela Butchart Illustrator: Thomas Flintham
My 7 year old thought this book was really funny! The school setting is something he could really relate to as he spends a lot of time at school like all kids and it really seemed to capture his imagination as he thought about what it would be like if this was his school. It's a good length for him - not too long and over facing but not too short either. He's on the lookout for other Pamela Butchart books after reading this 

Was read to me 12th November '16

Feelings: Inside my heart and in my head...
Author: Libby Walden Illustrator: Richard Jones
A beautifully illustrated book which does a great job of explaining feelings to children. My 3 year old didn't fully understand all of it but he understood enough to help talk about times when he might have felt certain ways. It was also good for helping put feelings into perspective for my 7 and 3 year old.