Bedtime Stories (week 35 – 2015)

James went back to preschool this week, and started doing full days there, so he’s been totally shattered at bedtime. We’ve had a couple of stories at bedtime, but mostly we’ve had quiet play then a chat before James has fallen asleep. 

However, we have enjoyed stories during the day when possible. We’ve actually done something this week that people told me I should do when Noah was tiny – stories while Noah is nursing. When I’ve settled down to feed Noah, James has jumped to get a book, all of his own accord. Very nice it is too. 

So we’ve read The Tiger Who Came To Tea a few times, and also Get Into Bed! which is the story of Bartholemew the bear who “isn’t tired”… We know how that goes, hey, parents? 

But the overriding favourite is Bernard Most’s fabulous book If The Dinosaurs Came Back. 

 if the dinosaurs came back bernard most  

This book imagines how dinosaurs would fit into the modern world if they came back now. For example, they’d be helpful at putting out fires in buildings. 

if the dinosaurs came back bernard most kite  

They’re also tall, so they could do useful things like getting kites down from trees. 

James looks at this book and thinks it’s a colouring book. I think I’m going to find him with his crayons and this book one day. It hasn’t happened yet, but I understand his logic.

What have you been reading this week? 

 mary hill  musing mondays literacy




  1. Emily
    September 6, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Holly’s had a revival of her old books as I was sorting them out so we’ve been reading ‘jump on board the animal train’ which was a favourite of hers a while ago. And ‘the gingerbread man’

    • September 6, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      The gingerbread man was one of my favourites growing up, as well as the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, but I can’t find the same version I used to have. I can’t help but think, that’s not quite right!

  2. September 7, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    We’ve been reading The Tiger Who Came to Tea too! I think If The Dinosaurs Came Back looks great though #readwithme

  3. September 8, 2015 / 7:39 am

    The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a huge favourite here 🙂 We’ve started reading Alice in Wonderland this week, it’s stranger than I remember!


    • September 8, 2015 / 7:42 am

      Oh I never enjoyed Alice in wonderland- not the book, nor any movie! Not for me!

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