Saturday, September 27, 2014

'I don't want to go to school' - Stephanie Blake

"Once upon a time, there was a mischievous little rabbit.  Maybe you know him.  When his mother said: "Tomorrow is your first day of school, little rabbit."  He replied: "I'm not going!" - Gecko Press

Simon is back!  We were all v. excited about this one!  Simon is def our favourite cheeky little bunny, and this Simon-story is an insta-classic in our household.  The school-years are edging in on us, so this was a timely addition to our shelves, though of course, the story itself is applicable to all sorts of situations.  Generally speaking, little ones tend to find it difficult to adapt to big changes, and sometimes it can be so helpful to have the support of just the right text, for those: "remember when Simon didn't want to go to school?" conversations.

Do you reckon Simon liked school once he got there?  Well, no, not immediately, but that's half the charm (and hilarity) of this book. Of course, humorous children's books are always the most fun to read, and Gecko Press seem to hold the market for funny, quirky, adorable kid's books.  Stephanie Blake has a very sweet sense of humour, making this a treat of a read.  And we've tested this book on various visiting adults - verdict?  Funny.

If you want to get your hands on 'I don't want to go to school' by Stephanie Blake, check out your local bookstore or purchase via the Gecko Press website.  There are three other 'little rabbit' books to collect (we neeeeed the first two), so keep an eye out for those, too.  Thanks again, Gecko Press, for this super adorb review copy x

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