Working in a bookstore means that I have read my fair share of titles. Having a kid means that I’ve read almost all picture books we have on our shelves (and most of them are at home too!) Here are a few favourites that we share at home.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak – One of my favourite childhood books, so much so that I named Max after the little boy in it! Max sails away on a boat to the land of the wild things but soon realises what he really needs is to go home. The classic tale by Sendak has been made into a wonderful feature film that is truly stunning.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson – This is the most well known picture book on the planet. Every child loves this tale of a mouse encountering various creatures from a fox to the mean, scary gruffalo! It’s definitely a winner in our home as we can all recite it along with watching the DVD on loop and even seeing it in the theatre. A must have for everyone’s bookshelf.
The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr – Kerrs tale of a little girl called Sophie who has an unexpected lunch guest is a classic over the years. One that most children will have gasped at over their lifetime! How a tiger can eat so much is still astonishing.
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet by Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher – Okay I admit that I love this because I love the authors, but the book itself is fantastic too. The tale of a boy and his dinosaur buddy going into space is good enough for kids. But add disgusting things like poo just appeals to kids in a way that us adults will never understand.
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers – Stuck is the gorgeous tale of a boy called Floyd who get’s his kite stuck in a tree. Of course he needs to throw something up to get it down, but the series of events is something that needs to be seen to be believed. The art in the book is so gorgeous that you just want to pin it all over your walls too!
Thank you Laura for sharing her top 5 picture books with us today. Do be sure to hop on over to Laura's blog at Max and Mummy for more adventurous posts.