Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


Aged 6
Joined August 2017

Favourite book EVER is Maisie mouse
Matildac, 6 6 books
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Was read to me 1st July '18

Each Peach Pear Plum
Authors: Allan Ahlberg , Janet Ahlberg Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
This is a good little book that encourages children to learn and read along. It encourages counting and learning colours and different fruit and veg. We thoroughly enjoyed reading this book together. 

Was read to me 19th June '18

Guess How Much I Love You
Author: Sam McBratney Illustrator: Anita Jeram
i absolutely love this book.  I had never read it as a child and now i feel like i missed out.  It is such a loving book - big nutkin brown is having a discussion with little nutkin brown about who loves who the most.  Very true to reality and the types of conversations children will have with their elders - weather that is a carer, sibling or parent.  It is never disclosed as to whether big nutkin brown is a mummy, daddy, brother, sister or whatever.....simply an elder so all children can relate to this in some way.  I personally have this type of discussion with my daughter quite regularly and it really warms my heart when i read it as it envokes a feeling of love and warmth, thinking of this type of love.  a really wonderful book.  

Was read to me 19th June '18

Kitchen Disco
Author: Clare Foges Illustrator: Al Murphy
this is a great book with lots of colours.  the story is written in rhyme and therefor the child can almost guess the words so great for learning to read. As there are lots of fruits and veg illustrated and discussed in the book, it was also really good for having a discussion about the types of fruit, their colours and what they were doing.  Matilda found it really amusing that fruit get up and dance - we had a 15 minute discussion as to whether our fruit at home gets up in the night and has a disco, and if it does, why does jasper (our dog) not bark! I love that this book is non gender specific for a change and is completely evokative of a childs imagination and something out of the norm - not fairy, unicorn, nursery rhyme related in the slightest.  wonderful. 

Was read to me 10th October '17

The Great Gran Plan
Author: Elli Woollard Illustrator: Steven Lenton
A great modern twist to red riding hood, and the 3 little pigs. Matilda she 4 really git into this and joined in the "save that gran". It uses simple words and a lot of repetitive phrases and rhymes so is great for children learning phonics and learning to read. It's not too long for bed time, it's not too short you feel like you've missed anything or been short changed. There are also loads of pictures with loads of opportunity to point and say "what's that?" Who can we see, can you find a.....excellent book and likely suitable for 2-5 year olds.

Was read to me 15th August '17

Dear Zoo
Author: Rod Campbell
Lift the flap book so good for little fingers. We do the sounds and the writing is very plain text so great for a little learner. I love that it's very repetitive so the words are getting more familiar and promote reading. I hate that it's so repetitive and I feel like a broken record! This is a hot favourite at bed time.