Monday 27 June 2011

5-a-Day-the sea

I'm planning a slightly different week as we come up to the summer holidays.
The plan is to review a different Five in a Row title each day so am not including these in the 5-a-Day.

It does seem appropriate to think about the sea so the titles are based vaguely around this.

Secret Seahorse by Stella Blackstone and Clare Beaton has simple rhyming couplets and beautiful collage illustrations.

Katie and the Bathers by James Mayhew is a simple introduction to the pointillist artists and is a book beloved of Miss Belle.

The Lighthouse keeper's cat by Ronda and David Armitage. This is just one in a series of Lighthouse keeper books; all of which have a strong emphasis on cats and food!

Clumsy crab by Ruth Galloway-story about a crab hates his clumsy claws but at last, finds a use for them.

A kitten called Moonlight by Martin Waddell is the story of a kitten found by the sea. Beautiful illustrations by Christian Birmingham.
The children are enjoying these books, and so many others. I've tried to count how many books are read aloud in a day but have given up by the end of the morning.

Miss Belle is begining to enjoy me reading some simple chapter books. Does anyone have any particular favourite early chapter books?

 I am linking this to 5-a-Day books.
5 a day books


  1. What a lovely selection of books! I love the "Katie meets" series- so unique. That "Secret Seahorse" looks lovely too. Thanks!