A List of Books We Like
Great pictures and excellent language. Also worth checking out are the Hairy Maclary stories.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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.
A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. This is great fun and to its compliment feels like it has been around forever.
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
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
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.