The sing-along nursery rhyme collection- what we’re reading

IMG_7976The sing-along nursery rhyme collection is a large (approximately A4 size), noisy, board book from M&S. My daughter was bought this for Christmas. Initially I thought it was too similar to this nursery rhyme book that I bought when I was pregnant and the first children’s book I wrote about here on the blog. However over the last month I have realised that the two books a different enough to both have a place on our bookshelf. Both books are by the same illustrator and I love the style. There are only a couple of nursery rhymes that are in both books so we now have plenty of nursery rhymes to choose from.

IMG_7978 IMG_7977Being a large board book, this book is very sturdy and able to withstand over keen little hands grabbing and hitting the pages. I also find that my baby finds it easier to turn the pages (when the book is flat on a surface or supported by someone else) than smaller board books. The large size also makes the beautiful illustrations even more eye catching to my baby.

IMG_7981There are 8 nursery rhymes in this book, with each one enjoying a full double page illustration, clear text for you to read/sing along and a button to press for the tune to be played along. You have to be quick though as once the button is pressed the tune starts and you can easily miss the first few words if you are not prepared. My baby loves this book. It’s not surprise to me really as she loves music and singing.

I’m linking up again this week with Carie at Space for the butterflies. If you’ve been reading head over there and link up or look for more inspiration.

Space for the Butterflies: What We're Reading

300 picture book challenge

Both baby and I are not feeling well this week so this post has taken rather longer than usual to write and publish. These figures refer to week ending Monday 27th January (I start my reading week on a Tuesday to fit in with what we’re reading). This week we have read 13 new books (the same number as last week). We visited the library one afternoon and collected a few more books to try and we also gained two new books for our own shelves. These two new books were from her book start pack (from the book trust) that we received at her 9 month check up with a health visitor. You can find the full list of what we have read so far (and a brief review of each) on my pinterest board.

300pb-wk4Number of picture books read this week – 13

Total number of picture books read in 2014 – 56/300

Number of trips to the library this week – 2 (one to pick books and 1 to attend rhyme time)

Number of books added to our collection this week – 2


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  1. February 3, 2014 / 7:03 am

    My daughter used to love Peepo Baby :o)

  2. February 3, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I’m horribly behind on my blog reading but this is just gorgeous! I know what you mean about big books being easier than little books when they’re tiny, and the illustrations are just so lovely!

    • February 3, 2014 / 9:53 pm

      Since writing this she has got better with little ones too. She’s going mad for turning the pages this week. Not always in the correct direction though!

  3. February 5, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    I loved the book start packs, although I did always think the money could be better spent on people other than me as we had so many. But we discovered some new favourites via the packs we got for both girls 🙂

    • February 5, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      I know what you mean. We have plenty and I add to the pile regularly but I know not all baby’s are as lucky.

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