“Do you think the king knows all about me?”

A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard Published 2007 by Egmont Books, 112p Every child is his parents’ inspiration. In 1924, Alan Alexander Milne published this volume of poems for his son, Christopher Robin who was three years old at that time. If the name of the boy sounds familiar to… Continue reading “Do you think the king knows all about me?”

Do you like classic novels?

Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did Published 2007 by ACC Distribution (first published 1872), 159p I was reading this novel when I started thinking if children would really understand and enjoy it.  The classic literature tends to faint in favor of modern novels and stories, which somehow is quite understandable. But we still need the classics.… Continue reading Do you like classic novels?

Parent-child love

Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love you Published 2005 by Candlewick Press, first published 1988, 20p   For me and my daughter, the night ritual is one of the most intimate and intense moments in a day. We conclude how the day was, read and discuss a story and have the good night kisses… Continue reading Parent-child love

I didn’t do my homework…

Davide Cali, Benjamin Chaud, I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… Published by Chronicle Books, 2014, 44p Do you need a new excuse for not having done your homework? I recommend this book which is actually a list of creative answers you can give to your teachers. The classical dog that eats so much paper has now… Continue reading I didn’t do my homework…

Do you know Horton?

Dr Seuss, Horton Hatches the Egg Published 2004 by Harpercollins Children’s Books (first published 1940), 64p Sooooo big. But so kind and so honest, so diplomatic and so devoted. This is how Horton the Elephant is. He is one of Dr Seuss’ most well-known heroes. Oh, but have you heard about  Dr Seuss? Well, he… Continue reading Do you know Horton?