Monday 8 August 2011

Books and more books

Just for fun, on Saturday, I counted the number of books that we read to Mr Exuberance that day. The number was in double figures and the first digit wasn't one.
There are so many books in this house. I am adding to that number. A secondhand bookshop is far more of a temptation than a clothes shop but the effort not to buy too many new books is probably succeeding. My current book sources
  • the many books already on the shelves
  • the library. Our local public library allows 15 books per person-that is a lot. Recently, I've taken to keeping them all in a bag and forbidding DVDs from the library which attract fines if kept a day over a week. Anyway, libraries are for reading not screen based entertainment.
  • charity shops. I did well last week-two books for 60p and a Babur the elephant in another.
  • second hand sales often the best for bargins
  • hand-me-downs. I've been given some great books recently. Yes, and we are getting rid of those we no longer need. Otherwise we would have to turn a second wardrobe over to books!
This week's 5-a-Day books are about dogs. Odd as the children aren't great dog fans but in books, that is different.

Clifford the big red dog by Norman Bridwell. Fun story of a large red dog and his antics. This is new to us.
Kipper's book of counting by Mick Inkpen is one we have had for almost 18 years. We had another Mick Inkpen counting book last week. This is also proving popular.
Spot's first walk by Eric Hill. Simple text and flaps on each page.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy by Lynley Dodd. Well known and fun rhyme much of which the children can recite.
Just like Floss by Kim Lewis. This is the story of a farm dog and her puppies with beautiful, evocative colour illustrations.

This is linked to 5-a-Day books

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