As you already know, yesterday was World Book Day so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of Lamb’s current faves with you. (I was meant to post this yesterday but mummy duties prevented this).
Lamb’s a sucker for a good book, but always goes back to his favourites for another read.
Of course, like most kids, he loves The Gruffalo. He’s obsessed. He knows the animals and the sounds they make. He has the mini plush toys and spends hours lining them up and making the eat his dinner. With his love for The Gruffalo came his love for The Gruffalo’s Child. An obvious choice for a Christmas pressies last year. Although he calls it ‘baby gruffalo’ rather than Gruffalo’s child!
‘Where’s Toodles’ is one of Lambs oldest books. His Granan (great-nan) bought it for him over a year ago and he’s loved it ever since. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has always been his favourite and recently he’s found a love for Toodles, so he loves pressing the Toodles button and shouting “Oh Toodles!”
The Julia Donaldson’s ‘Tales from Acorn Wood’ series is a new favourite in our house. Lamb received these 2 books from the collection for Christmas last year, and he loves the lifting the flaps to reveal the animals. He’s really into animals and knows quite a few (this is thanks to us living about 5 minute drive from a zoo and his obsession with the animals in The Gruffalo).
I bought Lamb the Judith Kerr Treasury for Christmas last year (mainly because The Tiger Who Came To Tea was my favourite book as a child) and we have recently found it to be our go to book for a bedtime story. The stories aren’t too long, so if Lamb is still quite awake I will read him 2 from the collection. Again, as he has a love for animals, he loves hearing what the animals get up to in these stories. If you don’t want to buy the whole collection I highly recommend The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
I think I will leave the list there for now. I could probably add a few more, but maybe I will start a monthly book list telling you what Lamb has been reading. His grandparents got him a lovely bookcase for his bedroom so we not have everything on display for him to choose from.
What books do your little ones like reading?