Last week I started a new weekly round-up post, sharing our bedtime stories. Every evening over on my facebook page I post a photo of the books we have read. Yesterday I posted a video of me reading the story to Arthur and I think I may even do more of those.
By sharing the books that we read it is encouraging me to reach the books that don’t get read much too. If you can, come join me over on the facebook page. I would love to hear what your stories are too so please come and join in.
This week’s stories
Sunday 1st April – The Dinosaur that pooped the bed
Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won’t let them until they’ve tidied their room.
So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away – he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there’s a rumble in Dino’s tummy – another EXPLOSIVE adventure is about to begin!
Monday 2nd April – We’re going on a bear hunt
We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this favourite. Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!
Tuesday 3rd April – The Bravest ever bear!
What is this book about? It’s about a bear. The bravest ever bear. No, three bears. No, four and twenty black bears. Or maybe a penguin. No, no, it’s about a sausage. A sausage? That can’t be right. I’ll start again. This book is about the perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a sausage (again). Oh, I give up. The problem is everyone thinks this is a story about them and is determined to tell it their way. So, if you really want to know who there was and what they did, you’ll just have to read these funny and ridiculous stories for yourself!
Wednesday 4th April – Max and Bird
When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that’s not what friendship is all about . . . Is it?
Thursday 5th April – Hurry up and Slow Down
Hare is always raring to go. He races through the day while the ever-patient Tortoise does his best to keep up. Hare, it certainly seems to Tortoise, has boundless energy. So Tortoise has plans for when it is time for Hare to go to bed – a well-deserved rest with a cup of chamomile tea! And, for the first time in the day, it is Tortoise who is in a hurry. He reads speedily, with one eye on his cuppa. But Hare has other ideas. As far as he is concerned, when it’s time for his bedtime story from Tortoise, he is no longer in a hurry. In fact he wants to take all the time in the world and linger over every picture. After all, some things just shouldn’t be rushed!
Friday 6th April – Some Dogs Do
On the way to school one day, Sid is so full of happiness that he starts to fly. But no one believes him; dogs don’t fly. Poor Sid is miserable, until his dad lets him into an amazing secret: some dogs do!
Saturday 7th April – Don’t call me sweet
I’m a giant monster, with sharp, sharp claws.
I’ve got big, spiky teeth and loud, loud roars.
Which is why I say, to everyone I meet . . .
CALL ME SCARY . . . DON’T CALL ME SWEET!
Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster’s grumpy and grouchy. Honest! He does REAL monster stuff, like stomping around and eating squishy, squelchy food like bug eye stew. He’s brave, too – he’s not scared of ANYTHING. Not even big, hairy ogres . . .. . . Wait, is that a big, hairy ogre? HELP