Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year - What's coming in 2012?

Hello all! We're back after the Christmas break and soon it'll be time to delve into the book bag to see what's new.

Plenty of books dropped down the chimney courtesy of Santa Claus so we'll be covering those in due course (thanks to my sister for buying Charlotte some absolute belters including one from our pre-christmas wish list).

Hopefully you'll stick with ReadItDaddy in the new year and forgive us our lapses from time to time, things are getting very busy :)

Thanks to all our followers and visitors who graced us with their presence in 2011. Look forward to seeing you all again this year.

ReadItDaddy and Charlotte

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like Wolf (or fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Great blog, by the way!

nelly

Phil "Peej" May said...

Hi nelly, thanks for dropping by.

"Scary" animal illustrations you say? Step right this way...

First up, take a look at the Preston Pig books (for instance "Ooops!" or even "Suddenly" - http://readitdaddy.blogspot.com/search?q=preston+pig)

Then there's Mr Wolf's Pancakes (http://readitdaddy.blogspot.com/2011/07/mr-wolfs-pancakes.html) - Great twist and though the wolf might not seem that scary, you'll find out why it gets the 'fat tummy' recommendation later on in the book

Aside from wolves (seem to be the favourite children's book 'villain' don't they?) you could take a look at Not Now Bernard (http://readitdaddy.blogspot.com/2010/09/not-now-bernard.html)

Hope that helps and I've got to ask... "Why?" :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your answer, Phil! It sure helped. Why I'm asking you this? Actually I’m doing a small research about "scary"(I'm writing "scary" because it always depends on a kid - some are easily scared while others aren't) illustrations in fairy tales and children literature in general. At this point I'm mostly looking for animal illustrations of either a wolf or a fox eating other characters or being pictured with a fat stomach. Such illustrations can usually be found in some versions of the classical tales but also some others. Thanks again and happy 2012!

nelly

Phil "Peej" May said...

Ahh interesting stuff, thanks!

For the most part, animal characters in the books we've read have 'worked' as scary characters if they have an air of familiarity about them, or something that kids can easily identify from in rea life.

Kids can pretty much write off anything like monsters, dragons and animals that are well known for being a bit 'dangerous' but Charlotte finds stuff scary that works on other levels - for instance she is absolutely petrified of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the old version) purely for the sequence where Violet Beauregarde eats the chewing gum and turns into a giant blueberry.

Justin said...

Came across your blog whilst looking at kids book reviews, and can't believe it was by someone from 20 years ago and the days of "friends" on prime. Hope all's well for you and yours!

Great blog by the way!

Phil "Peej" May said...

THE Justin? No way, surely not! Yep I'm still kicking around on computers as you can see :) Good to hear from you, a lot of the old pr1me lot have fetched up on Facebook and it's ace to know you're all still out there somewhere. Good times man, good times!