on 25 February 2009
We have Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. They're all great and much loved by my four-year-old daughter. Because she already knows the stories, she appreciates the humour in the rhymes. They're fun for parents too and I never tire of reading them. Recommended for any young child's collection.
on 23 June 2013
This is a lovely book. Each page is full of colour and interest and the story is told through poetry. Once you've read this to your child a few times, they'll be able to recite parts of it quite easily and feel confident to join in. For example, my 3 year old daughter likes me to stop reading and let her talk for the some of the characters when it's their turn to say something. She really looks forward to those bits.
The story itself is just the right length and gathers pace nicely with the help of the brilliant bouncy poetry. There are flaps to look behind and a CD included so your child can listen to the story too.
No, it doesn't have the giant saying the original '...grind his bones...' bit, but we still love it. We have other books which include the original text so we're not too bothered about that. The most important thing is this book is totally appropriate for very young children and, as I said before, the illustrations are very appealing indeed.
on 29 February 2012
I bought this book for my 17 month old little boy and it is now one of his favourite books! He always sits through the whole story, lifting the flaps, listening to the story and looking at the pictures with all his attention (a rare thing with him!). I read it to him every night at bedtime and have since bought a few other stories in this series, all of which he seems to really enjoy reading with me :) This is the best one so far though!
on 7 October 2012
We now have almost all of the Nick Sharratt books and this is a firm favourite with my toddler. I love it too. Great illustrations, interesting to read and funny. He knows all the words because we've read it so often. Can't praise it highly enough, as with all this author's other books. Makes story time a pleasure.