Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


Joined June 2016

Springs, 5 books
Meadows, 4 books
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Was read to me 1st October '16

Author: Wes Magee Illustrator: Tracey Tucker
Lovely colourful book. I spent a lot of time talking about the different animals. The children I read the book to are 3 and 4 years old and found it a bit long to sit and listen to the story but when I did one to ones they loved looking at the pictures and telling me about the animals. Overall I would say it's for at least 4 year olds.

Was read to me 20th July '16

Treats for a T. rex
Authors: Adam Guillain , Charlotte Guillain Illustrator: Lee Wildish
We took the pre school children (ages 3 and 4h to our forest school area and read the story sat on logs with trees around us, a particular good setting for a story about dinosaurs. They really enjoyed the different types of dinosaurs and particularly enjoyed the rhyming elements in the story. The pictures were very colourful which made it very eye catching. The children asked for it to be read again and we obliged as it was such a lovely story.

Was read to me 5th July '16

Captain Duck
Author: Jez Alborough
Love these duck books, always a hit with young children. I have read this to a group of children between ages 1 - 4. The younger ones liked the colourful pictures and helped to make animal noises, whilst the older ones enjoyed sounded out the rhyming words to the story.

Was read to me 22nd June '16

The Smartest Giant in Town
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
This story always goes down well. The children love to join in with the chorus part. We also put up our own giant and the children coloured in some colours for him and the animals. It's a favourite story for 3 and 4 year olds. Julia Donaldson writes brilliant books and always as lovely colourful illustrations.

Was read to me 10th June '16

The Bear Cub Bakers
Author: Caroline Baxter Illustrator: Kathi Ember
Lovely book with beautiful illustrations. Read it to a group of about fifteen 3 - 4 year olds who really enjoyed it. They joined in to make the noise of the timer and the steam and did actions to make cakes whilst listening. We talked about what cakes they would choose from the story as we went along. I asked them at the end should we give the story a thumbs up or thumbs down and it was a unanimous thumbs up!