Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My Little Star by Mark Sperring and Nicola O'Byrne (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

My Little Star

Written by Mark Sperring

Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne

Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books

We read books at all hours of the day and night but some books just BEG to be read just before Charlotte snuggles down to sleep. "My Little Star" is just such a book, celebrating the special bond between little ones and their parents by looking at mums, dads and babies in the animal kingdom.

Mark Sperring's gorgeous poetic story complimented by Nicola O'Byrne's cuddly and fuzzy illustrations have provided us the perfect opportunity to read this book together, snuggled up and getting ready for a good night's sleep. I always look for books that I can read to and with Charlotte where she can pick up some of the lines and we almost 'act out' what we read as we go through the story. "My Little Star" has lovely elements of repetition and aside from Charlotte's very good point about owls settling down to sleep ("They don't do that, daddy!" - so I swiftly pointed out that they might be snuggling up just before dawn breaks!) this is destined to become a bit of a bedtime classic.

Charlotte's best bit: Charlotte loved the lions snuggling down in a big heap ready for sleep

Daddy's Favourite bit: A warm cuddly snuggly book that is absolutely perfect for bedtime reading

(Kindly sent to us for review by Bloomsbury Children's Books)