Pittipat’s Saucer of Moon – a case for rhythm

The benefits of poetry to young children are huge. They learn how to listen and understand. The use of language helps them fall in love with words and sounds, rhythms and structures. They pick up speech patterns and new vocabulary which in turn supports their ability to speak and learn to read and write. The... Continue Reading →

More Fab Female animal characters

The quest to highlight positive female animal characters in picture books continues. I have received brilliant suggestions through twitter and comments on my previous posts, thank you so much to everyone who is joining in the hunt. Between us, we have sourced some fabulous female crocodiles. But I am still yet to track down that... Continue Reading →

This is my Book by Mick Inkpen

I love books about books. Children love books about dragons and wolves, especially if they are misbehaving. And so, in a combination so delicious I could just eat it, I give you This is my Book by Mick Inkpen. A gorgeous book where a Bookmouse attempts to stop a Snapdragon doing nasty things to the... Continue Reading →

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