More book favourites
M is quite ‘decisive’ as to which book gets to sleep under her pillow each night – these are three more of the lucky ones that made the grade.
A charming story of a little anteater who has big ambitions and a bigger nose! Norma is endlessly helpful, a superb pianist, a brilliant gymnast and a super-super athlete. But she is worried that she will run out of talents and wishes she could do something extraordinary. Author Paula Metcalf, Macmillan Children’s Books.
I love the simplicity of this book. It’s really sweetly illustrated, has a lovely sprinkling of humour and a really cute cuddle ending. The story describes little Ben’s reactions to his unusual present of a penguin. No matter what Ben does to try and get the penguin to talk, including tickling, pulling his funniest face, putting on a happy hat, singing a silly song and finally throwing a temper tantrum!! (M couldn’t get why I giggled at this part) the penguin just does not respond. It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks…
Author Polly Dunbar, Walker Books
The Ballet Class
This is the perfect little book for all budding preschool ballerinas – ‘happy back, grumpy back, good toes, naughty toes’. The story and illustrations about ‘Tutu Tilly’ are very realistic and Molly really relates to the little girls in the class as they flutter, float and flap!. There is a little boy called Jake in the ballet class too who loves to thump, crash and whump! with the girls like a dinosaur.
Author Adele Geras, Orchard Books