Knuffle Bunny' was not a huge success. We didn't get past page three before Goblin was in tears and telling us to stop. I've discovered the only way to introduce new books to Goblin is to read them to him during the day while he is play. Once he's heard the book once all the way through he no longer considered it a threat. So we finally managed to read the book to him while he played with his diggers, and by the time I had finished reading it he was sitting looking at the pictures and asking me to read it again.
Knuffle Bunny is definitely a children's book I enjoyed it for its parental appeal. The story is about a little girl called Trixie, who goes with her Dad to the laundrette. She takes Knuffle bunny with her and he gets accidentally put in the washing machine. Because she can't talk yet she can't tell her Dad what she is unhappy about. The descriptions of her attempts to tell him are hilarious and every parent will recognise their child's pre-verbal communications in the detail. Hublet and I particularly like the description of Trixie going "boneless" - who hasn't had a child do that when they try to pick them up in the midst of an 'episode'.
After reading Knuffle Bunny I made Goblin his very own washing machine out of a giant cardboard box sprayed silver. Goblin had fun collecting dirty clothes to wash (including blankets, play silks, hats and some random items of cloth lying around the living room). I suggested his favourite toy Lamby might need a wash (like Knuffle Bunny in the book) but Goblin didn't think this was a good idea. Last time Lamby was washed he came out slightly pinker than he went in due to Mummy's ineptness at basic household chores.
The Summer Virtual Book Club for Kids (the brainchild of Toddler Approved) is a place for bloggers/parents/teachers, etc. to explore some fabulous authors and new books! Each month we will study a new author and each participant will choose a book (or more than one) to share on their blog by that author. Each month we will have a link up where we can share any book-related activities, projects, etc.
Here are the authors for this summer and linky dates:
June 18th- Mo Willems
July 16th- Don and Audrey Wood
August 20th- Kevin Henkes
And here is the first link up. Have you read a Mo Willems book and done a related activity? why not link up.
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