I didn’t fall asleep tonight while reading to my daughter, but I yawned loads. It really is catching, and she did fall asleep eventually after reading the following picture book selection, which includes several old 70s gems…
Dinosaurs and all that rubbish by Michael Foreman – a classic Puffin book published in 1972 about dinosaurs who come to life to teach a selfish man a lesson about looking after the planet.
The Magic Wallpaper by Frank Francis – published in 1970. Animals in a boy’s wallpaper come to life.
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins – an absolute classic. A lesson in, show don’t tell.
Monster! by Angela McAllister and Charlotte Middleton. Very, very funny. No jokes as such, but a great switch in the middle that always made my little boy laugh when he got what was going on. My daughter also loved it, but I’m not sure she really gets it yet. Brilliant.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd. Rhyming doggy antics.
Mrs Pirate by Nick Sharratt. Simple, but fun.