Robots Reading Round Up #1
Welcome to the first edition of Robots Reading Round Up. We’ve been visiting the library a lot recently. With a fear of closure on the cards, I really want the Robot to experience his library. I’ve started taking him to our weekly sing along and it’s a perfect excuse to take some books home. We’ve decided to review them for you…
You have to hand it to Usborne publishing they do children’s books well. They are bright, beautiful and colourful. It is safe to say that the Robot likes this one. Out of the four books that we’re reviewing today this one has been the one he’s gone to the most. Each page has a different image on with the sound of the image written in text underneath.
When I first saw it I was a little dubious as the boat goes “bob..bob..bob”, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a boat sound like this! But in true Robot style it’s the noises he loves, he gets to have a giggle at me going whoooosh for the kite and zoooom for the plane. Just goes to show I know nothing about kids books!
Thumbs up from the Robot and me!
This is probably the most adorable book I have seen in a while, I’ve never come across Hugless Douglas before. A cute loveable bear being what can only be terrorised by sheep! Each double page has one word and a little scene with Hugless and the sheep “acting” the word on the page. It’s completely lost on the Robot at the moment, I’ve pointed it out and described all the funny bits but he really just wants to eat the book. With the word set being Bed, Book, Bath, Teddy, Pyjamas and Hug, they are all words that at 10 months old he gets told a lot. So even if he doesn’t understand the funny sheep, he’ll know the word from his normal day. This is published by Hodder. It’s safe to say that I’ll be keeping an eye out for more in the series. I think I liked this more than the Robot did!
This is a very tactile board book. All the pages are embossed and shiny. The colours are very pale palate and I think it is a really beautiful book. Each double page has a picture and text that describes it and the noise it makes. There is enough variety in the pictures to point things out to the Robot. My favourite page being the train page, which I have to show you:
The Robot loves trains, this is his Dads fault. At the young age of 10 months he has a few train toys and we’re often chugging them around the room saying choo, choo! When I got to this page of the book, he got really excited and was looking around for his train. So cute. This is Published by Autumn Publishing. We’re giving this a thumbs up too.
This is a nice book, but one that is lost on the Robot. I think he’s just a little too young to understand and grasp what it is he is looking at. The Author/Illustrator is Britta Teckentrup a fine artist. I picked the book up because it was a train one and I figured Robots Daddy would like to read it to him, he has!
On each page are different trains, with text telling you what type of train it is. I love how the text then asks you a question, “Who is waiting on the platform?” It is giving the reader the opportunity to get interactive with the book and child. This is published by Boxer Books. I’m giving it a thumbs up, but for now it’s a thumbs down from the Robot.
Thanks for reading. Have you got any favourite books to read with your little ones? Do let me know so I can look out for them.