Thought I'd start a book club for bubbas, so that we can share some of our favourite titles with each other. Sound fun? Hope so. No rules, just share some faves, and leave a link in the comments if you do. I'm always on the lookout for good recommendations, and more than happy to share some of our faves.
This weeks books:
My Farm by Alison Lester - We were gifted this gem by my MIL and I read it to Eleanor last night. Oh my. This kind of book would have had me swooning when I was little. The country life, the games, the adventures. I get the feeling this book is based on Lester's own childhood, but I'm too lazy to research that. Very sweet anyway, and I look forward to reading it more slowly with Eleanor next time, and having a good close look at the cute illustrations.
Elmer's Opposites by David McKee - or any Elmer story really. Sometime at the end of the day, I find myself excessively grateful for a short bedtime story. Enter: Elmer. Short, simple, and I personally love the illustrations. Patchwork elephant? What isn't there to love about that?
My Book of Little House Paper Dolls - Cutest paper dolls ever. We had this in our collection when we were younger, and now Eleanor plays with these dolls when we visit my mum. I really love Garth William's illustrations, so soft and sweet and innocent.
Usborne Children's Cookbook - I have this on my wishlist for Eleanor's birthday/Christmas. It has sweet illustrated recipes aimed at young 'uns. Such a fun way to encourage a love of cooking. Pretty sure Rosa had this book when we were little.
The Family From One End Street by Eve Garnett - Not really a bubba book, but oh man, I LOOOOOVED these books when I was little, and super can't wait to read them to my guys one day. A big sprawling noisy dirty family with absolutely no money, but lots of love. And adventures in the countryside. There was much for me to relate to as a child, and from memory these are humorous too (but maybe kiddo humour, just fyi).
Got some faves? Share them!