As we had ladybird books last week in honour of T – I couldn’t really leave J out and this weeks books are all Frog themed especially for him.
Our first book is week is Frog on the Log – J received this for Christmas from Nannie and Grandad Frog and is a firm favourite in our house – it’s a lovely story about a frog that is very attached to it’s log and his pond floods he ends up going with his log on an adventure meeting lots of different creatures on the day.
Five little speckled frogs is one of J’s favourite songs (I can’t imagine why) and this is a lovely sound book to accompany the rhyme with 4 different sounds – the tune, a frog croaking, boing as the frog jumps into the water and splash. We really enjoy reading this book over and over again.
We are starting to introduce some non-fiction books for J to understand the difference and have brought a few of the lifecycles series – the Tadpole to Frog one is great it has all of the sections that you would expect to find in a non-fiction book glossary, index as well as notes for parents/teachers plus the text is nice and easy to read out loud and also would be great for beginner readers – the images are bright and colourfull covering full page spreads.
The Teeny Weeny Tadpole is our next book – this is a lovely story to read with lots of different jumping noses as the little tadpole tries to jump out of the pond like it’s mum and meets various animals on his exploring that can jump. We have a CD version which we’re starting to get J used to using with the book so he can read along with during his quiet time.
The last book this week is The big wide mouthed frog – this is an easy read picture book ideal for 2+ year olds with large bold pictures the story is a traditional Australian fable with the moral of “don’t get too big for your boots” we love the book and try and act out the different animals that teh frog encounters on his travels.