Thursday 16 September 2010

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook

Written and Illustrated by Cathy MacLennan

Amazon Link: £4.49

Published by Boxer Books

I've no idea why I haven't reviewed this book before as we bought it ages ago and it always ends up being packed in the travelling bag whenever we go on holiday. So after several readings on our break recently, I thought I'd put it up as a review. 

Put simply, this is the bounciest piece of nonsense you could possibly read to your child but its fizzing pace and effortless rhyming makes it an instant favourite. Cathy MacLennan has produced a series of similar bouncy little rhyming tales for youngsters and though they'll like the fuzzy chicks and the buzzy bees in this, the illustrations tend to be a bit messy and confusing for youngsters used to something a little more clean and easier to identify. Nevertheless, reading this at a pace almost like a song is the way to go, and it will be requested again and again. Lowering your voice to start with then raising it at "that certain point in the book" is also recommended. 

Charlotte's best bit: Everyone getting rained on and getting soggy. 

Daddy's favourite bit: BANG! CRASH! FLASH!

Rating: 3 out of 5