National Storytelling Week

As it is National Storytelling Week I thought I would share some of our favourite books we read with the littlies!

Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Jeanne Willis

We sing this book with the children and it makes us all laugh, rhyming words about how each bottom is different but great!

All Afloat Noah’s Boat

Tony Mitton and Guy Parker – Rees

A great take on the Noah story, fun for both adults and children. Our nearly three year loves it and can recite some of the words with a massive smile!

The Way Back Home

Oliver Jeffers

This guys book are awesome, we have alot of fun reading (and sometimes acting) them!

You’re Not So Scary Sid!

Sam Lloyd

A fairly simple tale, but a perfect book to read with both the toddler and the 10 month old! The hand puppet is a winner too – ‘my turn to be sid!’


Olivier Dunrea

This book was passed down to our son from our nephew and in turn now to our daughter, and it has been loved by all! Lovely pictures and a really sweet story!

Let me know what your favourites are!


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    • Lizzie on February 2, 2011 at 10:28
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    Wobble bear says hello was our fave

    • Jules on February 2, 2011 at 13:52
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    We love anything by Julia Donaldson or Oliver Jeffers……Stanley Bagshaw and the Mafeking Square Cheese Robbery is a brilliant book too 🙂

    • Vicky on February 2, 2011 at 16:16
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    I love this post. Reading is so important in our house. Our daughter loves The Very Hungry Catterpiller by Eric Carle (she puts her fingers through the holes where the catterpiller has eaten through) Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. But to be honest there are so many. Reading is part of our quality family time. I’m going to gave a look at some that you posted :0)

  1. Thank you for your comments, I will look up those books you have mentioned that we don’t have!
    Oliver Jeffers is really loved in this house – hoping to get his latest one very soon!

    • Louise Gibbs on February 2, 2011 at 19:44
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    Reading Isabella’s bedtime story after she picked it from the shelve made this blog post jump into my head and I had to come and post the story we just read. We love Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham. We first read it about a year ago when it was her library book from preschool, then as she loved it so much we brought our own copy. We have now got to the stage where we can both recite the words without reading we can just look and enjoy the gorgeous pictures!!

    • scribblingmum on February 4, 2011 at 08:07
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    Am a big fan of Oliver Jeffers, total sucker for illustrations. ‘The Ladybird Heard’ and ‘Splat the Cat’ are the reads of choice in our house at the moment. I love love love kids books!

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