Monday, June 27, 2011
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:45 AM Labels: Chicken House Books, I'm Me, Margaret Chamberlain, Sarah Sheridan
Apologies for the sporadic updates to this blog of late but Charlotte has been doing her best impression of a braying walrus. For those parents who have toddlers or youngsters with a chest infection, you'll be only too familiar with the horrible noise kids can make when they cough, and how horrible it sounds over a baby monitor in the middle of the night.
Thankfully she's coming out of it now and so I remembered that there was one book we didn't review in our last library grab - I'm Me.
This fun tale of a little girl called Imogen and her imaginative auntie is an excellent jolly little read. Imogen's auntie wonders what her niece would like to be today. A princess? A mermaid? A monkey swinging from a tree?
Margaret Chamberlain's illustrations are superb and sketchy and make every panel look busy and full of movement. Sarah Sheridan's text is fun and easy to digest for youngsters. It's a girl-centric book I guess, but whatayagonnado!
Charlotte's best bit - Definitely dressing up as a mermaid
Daddy's favourite bit - Yup, I'll agree on the mermaids though Auntie's coconut bra as a monkey was quite stunning too
Rating: 4 out of 5