We are all still suffering a bit of jet lag, colds and general back-to-reality after our trip to the States ended on Monday. James slept all day on Monday, woke for two hours then slept until just about lunchtime on Tuesday. Another mammoth sleep yesterday until 10am and again today, I think we might be back on track with his sleep by tomorrow!
We went to the aquarium straight after picking James up from playgroup, and then to the Gib for a canny carvery. A nice afternoon, topped off by a gorgeous stroll along the seafront. James fell asleep along the walk and has transferred to bed still asleep.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I was going to share our bedtime story today on World Book Day! But we haven’t had one, since we slept so long this morning and he’s gone to bed without one tonight. What am I reading on World Book Day? The rather fabulous Into The Trees by Robert Williams.
It tells the story of few different people who are all drawn to the woods for a variety of reasons. It’s a great book, I got it from the library as part of their #ReadRegional campaign yesterday, and I’m half way through this evening. It starts off telling the story of Robert and Ann, who discover their child will only stop her horrendous crying when she’s brought to the woods. They convert a barn in the woods just so they’ll all have peaceful sleep as a family. I’m not sure if we’ll find out the reason why their daughter found peace in the trees, but I can definitely empathise with trying to find that knack to stop your baby screaming!
What have you been reading on World Book Day? It mostly seems to be about finding costumes for children at school! I’d love to know if you’ve read something different or new for World Book Day, or was it all about the fancy dress for you?
It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.