This summer, whether they're sitting out in the garden or tucked up in bed, let your child lose themselves in a good book.
1. It’s a Groovy World, Alfredo by Sean Taylor
Rick’s having a party with disco lights and groovy dancing. Alfredo wants to go but he has a problem: he can’t dance. No matter how hard he tries, all he ever does is jump. Fun, active and beautifully illustrated, don’t be surprised if you find your youngster engrossed in this for a few days.
2. Double Trouble For Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia
Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa, and now she has new baby brothers. Her cousins warn her that boys are Big Trouble, and Anna realises two means Double Trouble. A beautiful story of family and love, this is a great book for your youngster if you are expecting this summer.
3. The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers
Poor Duncan just wants to do some colouring, but when he opens his box of crayons all he finds are letters each saying: we quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from colouring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. What is Duncan to do? A colourful, imaginative story you’ll no doubt hear your little one laughing out loud from the minute they open the book!
4. Higgledy Piggledy: The Hen who Loved to Dance by Francesca Simon
Higgledy Piggledy loves to dance – but what good is a dancing hen? They other animals can do much more useful things like pulling the cart, giving milk or making wool. But one afternoon, Max the kitten gets in trouble but none of the children can help. Perhaps Higgledy Piggledy and her dancing can save the day. A delightful farmyard story full of energy and fun.