This week we visited the library and enjoyed a picnic in the little green beforehand. This meant that we were able to stay in the library for quite a while, and I didn’t end up buying a slice of cake! At only £2.50 for a massive tranche and a cup of coffee, it is a bargain that I do give in to most times we visit the library!
We picked up some really good reads, including A Visitor For Bear, which is hilarious.
I really got the giggles reading this story, of a bear who does not like visitors and a persistent mouse who wants to visit with him. I think having it as a bedtime book is a bit of a waste of the absolute silliness you can have while reading. I enjoyed the use of language in this book. The mouse usually says or asks things, whilst the bear cries, or rumbles, and so on. Brilliant, brilliant book. My favourite at the moment!
We read Pop Up Tractor quite a few times this week.
This is a nice little read for toddlers, with moving parts on some of the pop up farm vehicles, and animals to talk about.
James and I had an interesting conversation about what animals eat this week. We were looking at a picture of a cow being offered a plate of cupcakes.
Me: What do cows eat, do you think?
James: Not cake.
Me: Oh, what, then?
Me: That’s right, cows eat grass in the field. What do pigs eat, do you think?
Another of our library books is Ribbit Rabbit, which is a tale of two friends who probably need to go to the park for a run around, because they fall out while playing with toys and then get in a grump with each other.
They each take a part of the same toy so that neither can play with it until they realise they need to be nice and play together again.
Rob has done James’ bedtime a few times this week, and so I have been able to read with Noah. We read a furry-paged book called Say Hello To The Baby Animals, and Noah enjoyed touching the pages very much.