I received a World Book Day letter from my son’s school late last week, reminding me to send him ‘dressed up’ as his favourite book character.
Well, that’s going to be a difficult one as my son absolutely loves ‘Calm Down, Boris’ by Sam Lloyd and I’m not sure where I’m going to find a bright orange fluffy costume and big orange feet in time for Friday!
I have to say, I absolutely adore these books and am looking to grow our collection to the full set of eight books:
- Naughty Nancy
- Lenny Long-legs
- Ernie the Eye Monster
- Nosey Norman
- Turn it up, Doris!
- Happy Christmas Boris!
- Hello Dudley
- Wendy the Wide-Mouthed Frog
- You’re not so Scary Sid
- Calm down Boris!
The best part of bedtime for me is getting Afro Baby & Spaghetti Legs ready for bed, bottles in mouths and me huddled in between them with Calm Down Boris! Although I should probably be reading them a relaxing book, I can’t resist their squeals of delight when I attack them with Boris the puppet.
I have discovered that my voice seems to range several octaves. I grumble as low as I can when reading the story and rise to a high pitched “Kissy, Wissy, Wissy, Wissy!” You really have to see these books to understand how much joy they bring to both reader and the captive audience. Little monsters!
I found a very, very amusing photo on my iPhone of my son dressed as The Gruffalo which is an ALL TIME favourite for parents and kids everywhere. I remember it when I was younger and it brings back such fonder memories of my childhood and story time.
Looking at this picture, The Gruffalo looks very downcast and sad… what an earth has Afro Baby said to him, for the life of me I cannot work out why she is pulling that face!
Any captions to go with this hilarious pic?
I have always been a great lover of books and have resisted my husband’s Kindle as I love the feel of a book in my hands. I also tend to read in the bath which would be disastrous for the Kindle as I have been known to drop my iPhone down the loo and my blackberry (way back when) into a pint glass full of lime and soda.
My top 5 books of all time have to be:
- Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
- Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
- The Diving-Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
- Atonement by Ian McEwan