Bedtime Stories (week 16 – 2015)

Bedtime Stories (week 16 – 2015)

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?

James: Field.

Me: That’s right, cows eat grass in the field. What do pigs eat, do you think?

James: Ham.

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.

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  1. April 19, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Some lovely reads for little ones. We love our library too #weekendbookclub

    • April 19, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      They’re great places, and brilliant to foster a love of books in children. Love libraries!

  2. April 20, 2015 / 7:38 am

    Oh wow, pigs in cannibalism shocker!
    These books look great… am a bit jealous that your library sells cake – though also not, as I’m not sure I could resist the temptation!

    • April 20, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Haha, yes, who knew?!
      And the cake is a great thing to have in a library!!

  3. April 20, 2015 / 7:39 am

    Say Hello to the Baby Animals is a lovely book (I like stroking it while I read too!). I love the look of the pop up tractor book. My daughter had a huge tractor obsession when she was younger!

  4. April 20, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Lovely books and like you I just love a trip to the library!!

  5. April 20, 2015 / 10:59 am

    It’s a good job my library doesn’t sell cake – I’d never leave!

    we have one from the same series as the bottom book and my two loved it. Simple but gorgeous books.

    • April 20, 2015 / 11:04 am

      It’s a nice texture isn’t it? I liked that it was a little story too, not just hoping that the textured pages would be enough!

  6. serenityyou
    April 20, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    love the sound of the first book #readwithme

  7. teentweentoddler1
    April 20, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    I want to go to a library that has cake 🙂 I love the look of pop up tractor, I’m going to look out for that one #ReadWithMe

    • April 20, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      It’s a Dorling Kindersley book, and really nice. Hope you find it!

      • teentweentoddler1
        April 20, 2015 / 8:43 pm

        Thank you, I will look on Amazon x

  8. April 20, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    A lovely selection of books, none of which i have read before. I use to love visiting the libuary as a child x #Readwithme

  9. April 22, 2015 / 11:49 am

    A great selection of books!! We try and visit the library regularly, nice to have a change in books 🙂 thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  10. ccarpinello
    April 23, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Lots of cute reads here. Thanks for sharing on the Kit Lit Blog Hop!

  11. April 25, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    we love say hello to the baby animals – our fave is say goodnight to the sleepy animals. A book that is falling apart at the edges but much loved by my two children xx
    thanks for linking to weekendbookclub and hope you can join us this weekend xx

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