We love books. There are books in every room, overflowing from wardrobes, down the sides of beds and spilling out of library bags.
There is always a certain few books though that the children like to read and read again. And as the kids get obsessed with certain books I thought that I would share them - others may be missing out you know!
Currently one of those is Poo Bum by Stephanie Blake. Its the top favourite in the house. A completely pointless story as far as I am concerned, but hilariously funny as the kids anticipate getting to scream "Poo Bum" as loud as possible. The pictures are bright and its a really easy read.
Not sure how long the obsession with this book will last, and how long I have to endure hearing "Poo Bum" to every question I ask them, but it makes us laugh and we love that.
I also read a few chapters from a 'big kid' book every night after our picture books. I am pretty passionate about reading to my children - here I am ranting about the delights of reading literature to the kids. I found The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo at the op shop (of course). Filled with beautiful illustrations, we are finding it totally captivating.
Edward is a china rabbit, who one day is lost from his owner. The story follows his journey, and I guess (as we haven't finished the book yet) he eventually ends back up with his old owner.
Its had me sobbing while reading it, while Sprat clutched my hand in sadness. Its a beautiful story about learning to love and losing love. We anticipate every night being able to sit down, all of us snuggled up on the couch, and disappearing into the pages of a book. And admittingly Edward Tulane is more up my ally than Captain Underpants...