Who done it? by Olivier Tallec Children’s Book

Today we read Who Done It ? By Olivier Tallec, such a cute story and Mamma Kangaroo just loves it. In this charming book, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread. Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There’s only one right answer, and it’s not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It’s a book for all audiences: the seek-and-find call to action on every page makes Who Done It? a wonderful lap or parent read, while the whimsical art, distinctive horizontal format, and hip exposed board ensures this book will be equally appealing as engaging coffee table décor.

Iggy Peck, Architect /Andrea Beaty Children’s Book Review & Reading

Mamma Kangaroo reads Iggy Peck Architect, such a cute classic Children’s books you will simply love. Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents.

The Snow Creatures’ Secret (Harold Huxley Rhyming Picture Books) Christmas Story

We read about the super cute Snow Creature this time.

Fourth book in the series, Harold Huxley’s Rhyming Picture Books Harold Huxley is a househog, part of the hedgehog family. Each day his adventures fill him with glee. His amazing journeys, with his best friend, Lamb, don’t always go smoothly, or even to plan. It’s Christmas Eve and the world is white, the friends build a snowman, who gives flight. They chase after him and they soon uncover, the Snow Creatures’ secret that you too can discover.

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Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas Wish Story Time

Mamma Kangaroo reads Peppas Christmas Wish

Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they get ready for Christmas. First there’s Santa’s grotto, where Peppa and George tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. Then Granny Pig has an important festive job for them and Peppa gets to make a very special wish. Will her Christmas wish come true?
A brand-new festive Peppa story, based on the hit TV animation – airing on Five’s Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

The text is a good size, varying at times or in italics/bolder for emphasis. It is a generally happy story as Peppa and her family go on to prepare for and spend Christmas with Granny & Grandpa Pig with just a hint of uncertainty that Santa will know where they are!
There is also a smidgen of sadness, which is quickly reversed as a little omission is rectified in a BIG way!

Aside from the story, the atmospheric illustrations throughout offer lots to talk about with the usual ‘what else can you see’ options as well as basic counting exercises, the weather, colours and the simple but meaningful facial expressions.

Without giving too much away, an example of the text:

“Ho! Ho! Ho!” chuckles Father Christmas.
“I hope you’ve all been good!”

with ‘good’ italicised for emphasis!

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

New cover reissue of this magical story from award-winning international bestselling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.

But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all…

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‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online

‘Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

‘One of the most perfect stories in recent years featuring… one of the best conclusions in all of children’s fiction. I can’t wait until my nephew is old enough to read this with me, but until then, I’m more than happy to read it to myself. A minor masterpiece and one which will remain with you forever.’ Bury Free Press

‘Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It’s a wonderful picture book.’ Publishing News

‘My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.’ Irish Independent

From the Inside Flap
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door…he didn’t know where it came from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole…

Where’s My Mom? Book Reading by Julia Donaldson

Mamma Kangaroo reads this ultra cute book by Julia Donaldson.

When little monkey can?t find his mother, butterfly offers to help in the search. Little monkey says that his mother is big, so butterfly leads him to . . . an elephant. No, that?s not right! Little monkey says his mom is furry, so butterfly leads him to . . . a bat. That?s not right either. From then on, little monkey and butterfly meet many jungle animals, but they don?t find Mom until little monkey comes up with just the right description. With Julia Donaldson?s effortless rhyme and Axel Scheffler?s vibrant illustrations, this circular tale combines funny miscommunication with a little bit of science for a charming feel-good adventure.

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Princess Polly’s Potty Board book / Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Potty Training

Princess Polly’s Potty: Hilarious potty training from Ladybird Princess Polly’s Potty: Potty Training for Girls is an entertaining picture book from Ladybird that helps parents struggling with potty training for girls aged 18+ months. Clear, informative and fun pictures are aimed at tackling the common anxieties that children may have about using the potty. Each page encourages parents and children to interact with the story by pressing the ‘cheer’ sound effect when the child has interacted correctly in order to eventually motivate their child into using the potty. Even princesses use the potty! Follow Princess Polly on her potty training adventure and press the sound button to cheer her along! This book is perfect for helping girls feel confident and motivated about using the potty. Princess Polly’s Potty was written by Andrea Pinnington and illustrated by Melanie Williamson.

Holly is a young fairy princess who is still learning how to do magic properly, so her spells often don’t work out quite right. Holly lives with her daddy, mummy and little twin sisters in the Little Castle, which stands right in the centre of the Little Kingdom.

This is such a cute book! Our child has yet to reach the potty-going age, but we can just imagine her bursting into giggles every time we press the “Cheer” button! The colourful illustrations and simple storyline makes it a good motivational tool for kids making the transition from diapers to potty.

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