While we’re on the subject of books, I wonder if anyone has some good advice on books for 5yr olds?
We read to Zosia every night and I get more than my fair share of turns, which is nice but one runs out of books eventually. She’s at the age now where she needs books with a good balance of story (words) and pictures. All pictures and few words was good when she was younger but boring now. Books with all words and very few pictures tend to make her lose concentration and she enjoys the “can you see a monkey on this page?” games too much. Funnily enough, she’s okay with no pictures if I’m just making the story up myself and not reading from a book.
So, in case anyone else has the same problem here are a few of her favourites so far:
Anything by Julia Donaldson (best with Axel Scheffler) – The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and so on.
The Three Little Witches – by Georgie Adams and Emily Bolam
The Princess and the Pea – by Lauren Child and Polly Borland
Then there is an assortment of others such as Jungle Book, Lion King, Under The Ground and other small classics, Disney or otherwise.
She’s not a fan of anything by Dr. Seuss. Obviously a smart kid!
You can imagine that if I read 4-5 nights a week then this small collection is not going to go too far, even if she does want Three Little Witches for the fifth night running.
I resolved to write my own stories and I’ll plonk one on here when it’s done, just for a laugh, but in the meantime, does anyone have any good recommendations?
At what age do pictures become unimportant, I wonder?