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Was read to me 19th March '19

Wizard vs. Lizard
Author: Simon Philip Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey
My son quite enjoyed this book! It's about a boy who is in the "wizarding" world but not a very good wizard and because of this has some hard times with his family. He then enters a competition that his family didn't think he would be capable of winning, but actually, Fred is a very smart boy and manages not to get eaten by the lizard. We've read it during the last week for bedtime and my son is already excited to read the next one coming out in Autumn. I think it's a nice book to read to kids before introducing them to Harry Potter, since it doesn't have too many characters and it isn't a scary story, also there are some nice illustrations that helps with the kid's imagination of what is happening in the book. 

Was read to me 17th March '19

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Author: Dr. Seuss
I need to confess this is the first time I'm reading this book and the first time for my son as well. I had only seen the movie and I always thought it would be a sad story for Christmas... But my son asked to read it and actually the book is very nice and I'm very happy we read it together! The story shows how Grinch doesn't like Christmas at all, and tries to end Christmas, but he sees that it's not just about the toys, the food and decoration, but mainly about people getting together and enjoying it together. This makes even Grinch end up understanding it and getting into the Christmas spirit. 

Was read to me 17th March '19

Green Eggs and Ham
Author: Dr. Seuss
Great book from Dr Seuss! It's easy for early readers to read and even for parents to read for the kids, it just sounds great with all the rhymes and the way he plays with words. My son loves reading this book together with me, where he reads all the lines from Sam-I-Am. Highly recommended and shows how people shouldn't think they don't like something without even trying it, they might be even love it!

Was read to me 5th March '19

Little Rabbit's Big Surprise
Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Alison Friend
Beautiful hardcover book: the illustrations and story are very nice. The story tells the story of Little Rabbit learning more about what Big Rabbit (his grandfather) does. Little Rabbit sees and learns what it is to live in a community where everyone helps each other and how this will make you so feel special! It's a cute story, easy for the little ones to like and nice for the older ones to learn with and the font and spacing looks good also for young readers. This time I've read it to my son (5 years old) before bedtime, but he also wants to give it a try!

Was read to me 12th February '19

George's Marvellous Medicine
Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Great book! We both enjoyed reading it, great illustrations as well to help my son visualize everything that happened with George's Marvellous Medicine. My son was laughing soooooo much with what happened to George's grandma when she took his medicine and he enjoyed trying to think of what was missing from George's Medicine the second time round.