Peapod’s Reading Round Up

A look back over some of the highlights of our reading week.

OK, it’s actually been two weeks since our last Round Up and we’ve read so much in that time I’ve lost track, so I’m going to just post about a few we’ve read in that time.

Last time we posted, we were enjoying The Tiger Who Came to Tea and we still are though not multiple times a day now!

We’re also still revisiting ‘Who’s in the Egg?’ often, which we reviewed a few weeks ago here, and have seen a revival of Collecting Cats which we read a while back and are now reading again at least once a day.

Most of the rest of this week’s choices can be split into three camps – Bunnies, Moles or Pants!

First off – Bunnies!

Hooray for Hoppy by Tim Hopgood

We reviewed this last year but have really got a lot more from it now Peapod’s a little older (my favourite being him lolloping about the garden, “hop! hop!” and pretending to bend down and nibble the grass like Hoppy!)

A book about the senses, it is also an absolute celebration of springtime – perfect for reading in the sunshine!

Are You There Little Bunny?

We also read this last year, but as with Hoppy, we’ve got more out if it this time around.Peapod finds all the incorrect sightings of bunny very entertaining “Nooooooo!” and likes spotting all the minibeasts in the illustrations too.

Next up – Moles!

Rather oddly, one of Peapod’s newest words is “mole” after seeing this page in Tim Hopgood’s ‘Wow! It’s Night-time!’

So, we’ve had requests for “moles” in books. One Mole Digging a Hole was flatly rejected.

The Percy the Park Keeper books by Nick Butterworth fared better though they’re quite long so haven’t entered the Repeated Read realm (I can’t wait til they do as I love these books!)

We reviewed Rocketmole by Matt Carr here last year, and Peapod very much liked the moles in this. Though rather than reading the entire book on repeat, we’ve just been doing the countdown/blast off page over and over and over again!

And finally – Pants!

I’ve done a Pants post before which does feature these, but I couldn’t resist sharing them again now.

Please indulge a bit of a proud (however temporarily!) mum moment with this one – I picked these out for bedtime this week after we successfully made it through a week of no daytime nappies!

Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt’s Pants and More Pants are delightfully daft, rhyming fun but our favourite has been

Don’t Put Your Pants on Your Head Fred by Caryl Hart and Leigh Hodgkinson

Our poor young Fred is getting on a right muddle getting dressed – which comes first, what goes under what, and where do they all go?! He writes to the army for help, but they’re in an even bigger pickle. Luckily help is st hand and they get straightened out!

A funny, rhythmic, rhyming book that’s a joy to read and in which older little ones will find much to both relate to and laugh about.

We don’t usually read it all the way through, Peapod mainly likes the cover – standing triumphantly, pants on head, pointing to the book crying out a thrilled “Nooooooo!!” Recommendations don’t come better than that!

Have you read any of these?

Which picture books have you read this week?

And do you have any favourite pants or mole themed books?!

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  1. Congratulations on the daytime dryness!! HUGE achievement unlocked!!!
    Hooray for Hoppy has a special place in my heart and is an absolutely beloved springtime favourite!

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    1. Thank you!! He’s done cad o do well with it, can’t help bring a bit of a proud mummy!!
      He loves Hoppy! What’s made us laugh though is thst he kept seeing Walter’s Wonderful Web on the back, so I ordered it. Since then, we’ve had a daily conversation about having to wait for it etc. It finally arrived to much excitement ftom him… but he absolutely will not read it 😂

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