We love to read in this household, but I don’t usually blog about books. Maybe because for kids it’s the classics that everyone knows about – Dr.Seuss, Julia Donaldson, fairy tales, etc. + a lot of Estonian books bought during our summers there.
Earlier this year the boys got a book I had never seen or heard about in a party bag from a friend’s birthday – “The man who wore all his clothes”. We loved it as soon as we opened it – great illustrations, great story, lots of funny details to catch the kids’ attention. It involves a bank robber and a car radio that can never get the news right and the mystery of why is a man wearing all of this clothes at the same time.
Last week I saw a book by the same author in the library, “The children who smelled a rat”. Since we brought it home we have been reading it every night – it’s written in the same humorous style as the other book and the kids are totally in love and have memorised many pages of it :). It has a teacher who behaves very oddly and a bird who hypnotises a cat and a baby who’s in a runaway shopping trolley being chased by his dad.
Both of the books are like the kinds of movies where you have several stories going on at the same time but it all comes together nicely at the end. [...]Read more