This week has been a bit of a bumper one compared to others of late, thanks to eagle-eyed hubby spotting a library sale near his work and picking up seven fab books for the bargain price of 70p – yep, just 10p each! Little Miss has enjoyed all of the new arrivals he snapped up but we were both especially delighted with Elmer’s Special Day. She loves animal stories and all of the Elmer books are so bright and beautifully illustrated they are a joy to look at.
Mr Large in Charge was also an amusing read, especially for mums. The lead character is, like Elmer, another elephant but this one takes over the running of the house and looking after the four Large children while his wife, Mrs Large, is ill and trying to rest in bed. The Sunday Times described it as an ‘insightful snapshot of parenthood’ and I’m sure many will recognise some of the scenarios encountered by the well-meaning Mr Large and his four boisterous offspring!
We’ve also enjoyed another Ladybird Tales classic story, The Enormous Turnip, from the fantastic mini library Little Miss got for her birthday. We’ve still got another 22 books in the set to go so plenty to keep us occupied!
So with eight new books added to the list this week, our current total is now 163 different books read since the start of the year.
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Find out more and join in with the 300 Picture Book Challenge over on the Child Led Chaos blog.