Children's books

Oh dear! – what we’re reading

March 26, 2014

IMG_8588We love Rod Campbell’s Dear zoo, so when I spotted oh dear! in the sale in our local book shop, I quickly snapped up a copy.

IMG_8591Oh dear! is another fun, lift the flap book. It is similar to dear zoo in many ways but this time the animals are farm animals. As with dear zoo there is lots of repetition and the story is simple.

IMG_8595Buster is staying on his grandma’s farm, when one morning she sends him to collect the eggs for breakfast. The only problem is Buster seems to have forgotten which animal lays eggs. So he visits various farm animals until he remembers that he will find eggs in the hen house.

IMG_8598There are lots of opportunities to learn about farm animals, such as what noises they make and where they live on a farm (hen house, sty, barn etc). We love this book already and just like dear zoo, I can see us reading it for many years to come.

IMG_8601This week I am linking up with Carie at Space for the butterflies and Damson lane. Please do pop other to their blogs by clicking on the buttons below to link up what you’ve been reading with your children or to get some ideas.

Space for the Butterflies: What We're Reading
Damson Lane
300 picture book challenge
Since I was ill last week, this is an update of the books we have read this past 2 weeks. Poppet has been ill for most of the past two weeks and as such, has not been on the move quiet as much. We’ve had a few days where she has been happy to sit and read books for more than 30 seconds so I have made the most of it! As always you can find the full list of what we have read so far (and a brief review of each) on my pinterest board.
Untitled-1Number of new books this fortnight – 8

Total number of books read this year – 95/300
  1. My kids loved Dear Zoo when they were very little and Oh Dear sounds just as good. I think lift the flaps while learning new words is such a great way to introduce books to young children.

  2. I’ve not seen this before. We love Dear Zoo and this looks like a story my daughter would enjoy too. Thank you for sharing! #kidsbookaweek

  3. We have Oh Dear in our collection and my little one loves lifting the flaps and shouting out the animals. It so cleverly gets the children involved in ‘reading’ the book. Thank you for sharing and joining in with #kidsbookaweek

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