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Hide and Seek Christmas – Friday Pick{ture Book}

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I’m taking part in ChildLedChao’s Friday Pick{ture} Book linky again this week and really wanted to share a new book we have bought entitled Hide and Seek Christmas (Fiona Watt and Lesley Danson, Usborne Books, 2007)

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This is a fabulous ‘touchy feely’ book that invites its readers to search for mice in santa’s workshop, teddy’s on santa’s sleigh and much, much more. Children can lift the flaps to search for the images and explore various textures and colourful delights and images along the way!

We loved reading this last year and it has been a firm favourite again this year. I can highly recommend it to mums out there with toddlers.

If you have a favourite book why not link up with Friday Pick{ture} Book across at ChildLedChaos?

 

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Friday Pick{ture Book} – There’s a House Inside My Mummy (Giles Andreae)

I’m taking part in ChildLedChao’s Friday Pick{ture} Book linky again this week and really wanted to share a new book we have bought entitled There’s a House Inside My Mummy (Giles Andreae and Vanessa Cabban, Orchard Books, 2001)

“There’s a house inside my mummy Where my little brother grows, or maybe it’s my little sister No one really knows.”

This is a lovely story of a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive. He has been told by his mummy and daddy that it’s a lovely place and he once lived there too.

It explains all about how baby needs the house to have lots of room to grow and it follows the little boy’s imagination as to whether the house has a kitchen or windows and how he cuddles and talks to the baby in its house  through the tummy telephone, culminating in how he can’t wait to meet him.

I think this is a lovely book that perfectly captures the concept of a new addition from a child’s point of view and I hope it will help in explaining more about our new baby to my little girl.

If you have a favourite book why not link up with Friday Pick{ture} Book across at ChildLedChaos?

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#FridayPick{ture}Book – Supermarket Zoo

I’m taking part in ChildLedChao’s Friday Pick{ture} Book linky again this week and really wanted to share another favourite book of my daughter’s entitled Supermarket Zoo (Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves, Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, 2010)

I am currently reading this EVERY night!

It’s all about a little boy who really hates going shopping with his mum… until that is he goes to the Supermarket Zoo!

“At the supermarket, the first thing I notice is our trolley. It’s enormous – I can’t even reach the handle. And there’s a funny smell. Mum doesn’t seem to notice, she just hands me the shopping list and sets off.”

Albie heads off for the most alternative shopping trip he’s ever had and soon realizes that not every shopping trip is bad!

It’s a fun and entertaining read that every child will love.

If you have a favourite book why not link up with Friday Pick{ture} Book across at ChildLedChaos?

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#FridayPick{ture}Book – Princess Polly’s Potty

I’m taking part in ChildLedChao’s Friday Pick{ture} Book linky again this week and really wanted to share another favourite book of my daughter’s entitled Princess Polly’s Potty (Andrea Pinnington and Melanie Williamson, Ladybird, 2009)

It’s a brilliant book that is perfect for teaching young children all about using the Potty and talks about how Princess Polly and her baby sister wear nappies whilst the rest of her family wear big pants. Princess Polly wants to be more grown up and her and her mummy go shopping for a potty and big girl pants. It encourages children to choose which potty and big girls pants they like and explains simply in children’s terms how it can take time and patience for example “she sits, and, she sits, and, she sits, and, she sits until finally….”

My daughter asks for this book several times a week at present and after my potty training nightmares so far I am hoping that it will gently encourage her in time.

If you have a favourite book why not link up with Friday Pick{ture} Book across atChildLedChaos?

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Friday Pick{ture} Book – Mummy Mummy What’s In Your Tummy?

It’s been a while since I took part in ChildLedChao’s Friday Pick{ture} Book linky but I really wanted to get back in the swing of things so this week I am joining in with a new and increasingly favourite book of my daughter’s entitled Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy? (Sarah Simpson-Enock and Linzi West, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2008)

A friend bought my daughter this book for her birthday and it is lovely and very apt! The opening page reads “Mummy, mummy what’s in your tummy?” followed by “We do want to know what’s making it grow.” and a lift flap shows a little seedling inside the mummy’s tummy.

The book goes on to guess about a range of things that may be inside the mummy’s tummy with lift flaps under which are some fab illustrations such as a big red balloom and the man in the moon.

It culminates in the obvious and is a great way of teaching small children about an impending family member. My daughter wants to read this book several times a day at present, which is fine with me with a new arrival on the way, even if she does still say “noooo” when I ask her if there’s a baby in my tummy! lol! I am sure it will help in the long run though and we have quite a while to go yet!

If you have a favourite book why nt link up with Friday Pick{ture} Book across at ChildLedChaos?

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Friday Pick{ture Book} – Muffin and The Birthday Surprise (Clara Vulliamy)

The legendary and popular @HomeDad75’s #FictionFriday has now been replaced by #FridayPick{tureBook} being run by the fab Child Led Chaos so this week I decided to join in and share a fab book we have just received from a wonderful lady and author.

Many of you may have read my posts relating to Martha and The Bunny Brothers, written by the lovely and talented Clara Vulliamy.

Well we were recently very lucky and honoured to be sent two signed books by Clara “Muffin and the Birthday Surprise” and “Muffin and the Expedition”.

My daughter has LOVED them since they arrived and we just had to share them with you!

The book I am choosing to highlight this week as part of this new fiction linky is Muffin and the Birthday Surprise (Clara Vulliamy, Orchard Books, 2011)

The Muffin series is specially written for pre-schoolers and has lovely engaging and colourful illustrations to accompany the really fun stories!

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“Muffin jumps out of bed and hurries to the letterbox, an invitation has arrived!”

Muffin is going to his friends birthday and sets off with a big bag of sugar buns, but as hunger sets in en route he soon finds himself with an empty bag for a present!

How will Muffin get around this one??? Well with imagination of course!

I won’t share the outcome of the story but lets just say all’s well that ends well and it really encourages little ones to use their imagination!

It’s a lovely fun story, I’d really recommend this book (and the other Muffin books too!) to any mums with young children!

If you want to join in with the new Friday Pick{ture Book} linky why not hop on over the Child Led Chaos and link up your favourites

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