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A List of Books We Like

Slinky Malinky

Lynley Dodd

Great pictures and excellent language. Also worth checking out are the Hairy Maclary stories.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

This is the all time classic. Simple text and fantastic images. We also love 'The Very Busy Spider.'



The Snowy Day

Jack Ezra Yeats

I remember this one from my youth. The pictures are striking and the simple story captures children's fascination with snow.


The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. This is great fun and to its compliment feels like it has been around forever.







Farmer Duck

Martin Waddell pictures by Helen Oxenbury

"Farmer Duck" is an amusing fable about a lazy farmer and a hard working duck. This is a very clever book, the language and pictures blend together perfectly, into an entertaining moral tale.





The Ravenous Beast

Niamh Sharkey

The ravenous beast is hungry; he's hungry, hungry, hungry. The beast eats everything he sees and I mean everything. This is great fun with bold illustrations and a lot of phrases that have stuck in our house. "Nonsense Smonsense!"





Doing the Garden

Sarah Garland

Everyday life is depicted in these simple well drawn pictures. Few words but plenty of detail in the pictures that children love to talk about.

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Slinky Malinki
A Very Busy Caterpillar
The Snowy Day
The Gruffalo
Farmer Duck
The Ravenous Beast
Doing the Garden