Today I stopped by one of those bargain book type shops and picked up a bundle of new books for the girls. I do love a bargain bookshop – it’s a bit like a life-size lucky dip – you never know what you’re going to find! I’m not quite sure how these type of shops operate but they usually have a good variety of books – not usually the bestsellers but that’s not so important when you’re looking for children’s books.
Today’s stash consisted of:
- Centipede’s 100 Shoes by Tony Ross – S has a slight obsession with shoes (probably hereditary!) – in fact her first word was shoe! I kid you not! So I thought this would go down a treat.
- Click Clack Crocodile’s Back by Kathryn White and Joelle Dreidemy – I love a book which is fun and dramatic to read aloud and this one - about a very hungry crocodile and how the other animals stop him gobbling him up – seems to tick that box. I can’t wait to read it to the girls.
- The Somebody for Me by Minako Chiba – This is by a Japanese author so perhaps that is why the cover and inside illustrations stand out. It’s a very sweet tale of a doll in a toy shop waiting for her ‘somebody’ to come and buy her. I think the girls will love this one.
- Paddington buggy book by Michael Bond – We already have several Paddington books on our shelves but this one is perfect for B when we’re out and about. It attaches to the buggy and should help keep her amused if we’re at the shops or somewhere where she has to stay strapped in!
Check back soon to find out what the girls thought of the books!