At the moment we’re reading bits of the Moomintroll stories before bed, and they are quickly becoming family favourites. I thought I’d share some of the other books which have been bedtime reading hits with AJ over the last couple of years.
Shout Daisy Shout is a board book that we started reading to AJ when she was just 3 months old. She responded to the dramatic moments in the story right away and she still loved it well into her first year.
I Like It When by Mary Murphy is another really lovely book for very little ones; it’s got lots of repetition and bright pictures.
The Pear in the Pear Tree by Pamela Allen is a wonderful rhyming story about 2 kids trying to get a pear out of a pear tree. Plenty of Pamela Allen’s other books are available internationally, but this one only seems to be available in Australia and New Zealand.
The Milly-Molly-Mandy books by Joyce Lankester Brisley are from the 1920s and they are quaintly simple stories about a girl and her friends and the adventures they have in a country town. The copies of the books that we have are from the 1970s and feature adorable minimal illustrations.
Little Lit is a hip collection of stories edited by Art Spiegelman and featuring stories written and illustrated by the likes of Daniel Clowes and William Joyce. Little Lit has stories about witches, ogres and magic spells and is definitely for slightly older kids.
What are your favourites?