Once again we give you our favourite tried and tested kids books.
Here are our top 5 kids books for this month:
1. Sheep on a Beach by P. Crumble and Danielle McDonald
Follow this fun-loving sheep’s escapades during a day at the beach! He’s got his umbrella up, towel underneath, boardies on – sweet! It’s a fun read and my monkey has even started quoting from the book! This book was included in our December ‘Beach’ boxes.
2. My Dinosaur Dad by Ruth Paul
This is such a fun one to read out loud. Show me a little monkey who doesn’t love rhyming books! Sometimes these books tend to be quite soppy but this one isn’t – it’s sweet and funny and a real delight.
3. Superworm by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Another wonderful creation from the creators of The Gruffalo! Superworm is the ultimate playmate – he can do anything! Kids love this book because the pictures are really fun and clear and, of course, the rhyming. Parents love it because it’s silly (and it may give you a new appreciation for a worm!) Disclaimer: you do have to read this book with passion and expression in your voice but trust me it’ll be loads of fun for your monkeys – and for you!
4. Magic Beach by Alison Lester
Magic Beach was first published 26 years ago and is still a favourite with Australian children! This is the perfect beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasure, explore rock-pools, muck about in boats, fish from the jetty and build a bonfire under the stars. Kids love Magic Beach because they can picture themselves at this beach – and especially swimming amongst the “wild white horses”! They really get to use their imagination and the imagery is beautiful. Parents love this book because of the gorgeous illustrations and, of course, we all love it because it rhymes! It’s a real treat to read.
5. Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood
This gorgeous story is funny and touching with beautiful illustrations. It tells the story of Banjo, the “chook” dog, and Ruby Red, the defiant chook, and the unlikely friendship that develops between the two of them. Kids love Banjo and Ruby Red because of the unlikely friendship between a dog and a chicken! Parents love it because it’s moving and a challenge not to well up at the end! Read our interview with Freya Blackwood here.