For this weekend book review (better late than never!) I’ve chosen a book I used to take on holiday with me as a child. It even survived being dropped in the bath (thank goodness as I was only have way through at the time!) Many happy memories of this one
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
It’s the familiar story and adventures of Dorothy from Kansas who gets swept away in a tornado along with her house and dog. It’s a bit darker than the film (the witch sends crows to try to peck eyes out, killer bees and wolves) and the slippers are silver not ruby. According to my sources (good old Wikipedia 😂) the colour was changed to ruby to make use of the new Technicolor process. I loved this book growing up. Such a good read! The age range is 8+.
Hello again! Thought I’d share this interesting article I came across:
Meanwhile this weekend has been a crazy with teething and potty training but somehow managed to find time to have fun with this poem. My two year old enjoyed zooming around the room like a demented rocket and looking for treasure (I could see the pound signs in his eyes when he found some money that had fallen out of my pocket – oops!!!). Reminded me of when I was little my mum would do a big shop on a Thursday night so Dad would look after me. I was obsessed with playing treasure hunt and writing clues an leaving them around the house to lead my dad to the treasure (usually a half eaten lolly or something 😂)
Anyway hope you enjoy it!
By Kirsten Allen
We can be anything you and me.
Just close your eyes and count to three
We can be pirates in a ship off to sea.
Eating ship’s biscuits for our tea.
Searching for treasure – maybe gold!
We can do anything in our little den.
Let’s blast off in our rocket –
Count down from ten!
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 BLAST OFF!!!
See the stars.
Fly past Mars.
Zoom around the moon
And back again!
The world is our oyster don’t you know?
Just shut your eyes to dream and off we go!
Was at the supermarket the other day and came across a book that looked good fun…and it was!
The Bear Who Went Boo! – David Walliams
Call me old fashioned but for some reason (have no idea why!) I’m always a bit sceptical about celebrity written books (unless it’s a biography or something). I tend to go for books written by people who’s job it is to write books but that’s just me. I’ve changed my mind though! This is our first David Walliams book and it’s so enjoyable to read! It’s about a bear who goes around shouting “BOO!” at everyone (including a naked walrus?!?!) A TV presenter comes along to present a nature program and of course the polar bear shouts “BOO!”….The presenter then threatens to leave and stop filiming and the other animals are outraged!
Good plot, entertaing to read and kids will enjoy it (at least my son did!)