August Kids Reads

Hi all. I hope you have had a good summer….I can’t believe it is nearly over. Next thing we know it will be Christmas….hasn’t this year just flown by???? So this time last month I was pretty intimidated by the prospect of a summer looking after a 6 yr old, a 3 yr old and a newborn. Well I am proud to say I survived relatively unscathed. My days were sponsored by berocca in the morning and a glass of wine at night and then bed fit me at 8pm. Book wise, August has been poor and for this I apologise. I am sad to say that after a day of fun-filled activities with 3 kids, I have fallen asleep before story time on numerous nights or if not asleep, I am feeding the baby so have plonked the other two in front of the TV. I am hoping September will be an improvement.

  • Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. The Diamond Chase by Tracey Corderoy.

There are diamonds galore at the grand ball and detective dogs Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are cooking on the job when disaster strikes!

Somebody’s swiped Lady Kate’s Tiara! But who can it be? And can the doggy duo catch the thief before he scarpers?

My girls and I love this series. Good pictures and brilliant rhymes. Always a moral in the story and always encourages the conversation about apologies helping to make things right. Ceci, 3 is definitely not a fan of the wordsorry.’

My girls love a search in a book and it becomes pretty competitive to find the little ๐Ÿ•ท. As a mum I am happy as there are lots of opportunities to practice my acting skills and work on my accents. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • The Great Fairytale Search by Chuck Whelon.

A truly magical search book brimming with enchanting scenes from kids’ favourite fairytales. Children can find Cinderella’s glass slipper, seven little lamps in the cottage of the seven dwarves and even the Big Bad Wolf hiding in the forest.

  • Spot the dinosaur on the Island by Stella Maidment.

From spiky stegosauruses to speedy velociraptors, there is so much to see on Dinosaur Island!

With a hidden baby T.Rex to find in every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment.

  • Where’s the Mermaid by Chuck Whelon.

Join Meria and her friends on their exciting adventure around the world.

Explore 16 amazing locations -from the Mer- Kingdom deep under the waves, to a paradise island, the frozen Arctic, a hectic circus and a scary sushi bar.

I thought I would curb my jealousy of those who are jetting away to sunnier climes and feature some books that could while away some holiday hours or times on the plane. โœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธโœˆ๏ธMy kids love a book with a search. I give them each about 5 things to look for and it keeps them quiet for at least 5 mins until they try to get super competitive with eachother. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Ceci 3, loves the dinosaur and fairytale book. ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธEdie 6, loves a bit of ๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ action. All 3 are massive hits and give me enough time to drink a hot cuppa or a chilled glass of white.

  • The Queen’s Orangutan by David Walliams.
  • David Walliams born 20th August 1971.

Written exclusively for Comic Relief 2015 by David Walliams. From Number One bestselling picture book duo, David Walliams and Tony Ross, comes this spectacularly funny story for children of 3 and up.

A bored queen.

A birthday wish.

An outrageous orang-utan.

Everythingโ€™s about to go bananas!

Written by David Walliams as an exclusive childrenโ€™s picture book especially for Comic Relief โ€“ David will be giving all of his proceeds from the book to the charity. The illustrator, Tony Ross, will waive his royalties and HarperCollins UK will also donate all profits from the publishing of the book โ€“ at least ยฃ3 from each copy sold will go to Comic Relief.

The Queenโ€™s Orangutan is our book du jour at the moment. This basically means that I read it to my kids every night.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ Usually reading the same book EVERY night makes me want to kill someone but I honestly find it impossible to have murderous thoughts about the wonderful Walliams. This book is a really fun read with tons of opportunity to work on your royal voices!!๐ŸคฃIllustrations by Tony Ross are brilliant as always and pokes fun at the royals…Prince Phillip is a little red-nosed and looks like he enjoys the occasional bevy. ๐Ÿคฃ. As you can see from the pic, Cill thinks itโ€™s hilarious…or it could be the fact that Maisie had just filled her nappy!

Thanks for reading all. It is now 18:25 so I am going to get ready for bed!!๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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