Because I’m happy, clap along if you feel… That Julia Donaldson is the best.
That would be Our Little Family. Julia Donaldson…We Love You.
Nothing makes Lil G happier than a new book to read. It’s the simple things. No fancy toys required. Just a new book.
I am so so pleased that reading has become one of The Ordinary Moments for Lil G. As a child I loved to read. It is a bedtime ritual for him. Two stories, mostly read by Mr H, it’s their thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading to him but sadly as Mr H is generally the one putting Lil G to bed, I only ever get this pleasure once or twice a week.
The day arrived. The release of The Scarecrows’ wedding from the superstar team that is Donaldson & Scheffler. We are obsessed with this collection of stories. Don’t get me wrong, we love others too but there is something about the way Donaldson writes and Scheffler’s illustrations.
Even after only 2 days Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are the new favourite characters, this is the story of the moment. We have read it 3-times today. We returned home from Kindergarten, it was the first thing he saw, he crawled on to my knee, snuggled in and said lets read mummy. The cutest of Ordinary Moments. A moment where we can escape. Him and me. Just Us. Me and my boy.
I would liken it to The Stick Man. And if you haven’t read The Stick Man … What are you doing? Denying your child and yourself of such pleasure. It is a lovely Christmas story actually, so maybe save it for the stocking.
The Scarecrows’ Wedding, is a beautiful story too, it’s sad, happy, funny, a couple of serious moments too.
I am linking this post up to The Ordinary Moments over on the Mummy Daddy And Me blog … Pop over and join in.