They will happily trot off and fetch a book at random from their bookcase in the living room and bring it across for you to read. Dinky will actually sit and "read" to herself, the book may well be upside and she may well start at the back and jump three or four pages at a time but she does not seem to care, she babbles away pointing at various parts of the book as she does so.
|fetching books for Granddad|
So when I was asked to review a book I thought yes please I know at least three little people that will enjoy that, Bob and the twins.
The book we were reviewing was
“The Mouse and the Crocodile”, by Lorraine Catterall
|The Mouse and the crocodile|
It’s a lovely story about a little lost crocodile, who befriends a mouse, and they go off together to find Crocs home, with help from some of the animals they meet along the way.
The illustrations, by Fanny Liem, are beautiful, very colourful and cute, as are all the best books for children. The book is written in rhyme, which little ones love, and is one of the few where the rhymes work even in a Scottish accent!
Dinky has ‘read’ herself the book numerous times, chuckling away at it, and it has been bedtime story for the little ones for a few nights now. Bob has even read it, and says “it’s really good, and a bit weird, cos I thought crocodiles ate mouses.”
|no encouragement required|
The only think that daunted me a bit was the tarantula as I have a phobia of these eight legged creatures, but this ons is cute and you don't really see all of him so its not too bad. But it is a nice easy book to read with plenty going on on each page, but equally importantly appealing to us as adults,
We’re looking forward to the next in the series to be published now, and it’ll definitely be on the list for Santa this year.
We were sent the book to review but the review remains honest and unbiased.