August book club

I can’t believe that I’m already doing the August Book Club, where has this year gone?! Anyway, before we begin, please excuse the state of these books, they are very well loved! Although we do our absolute best to make sure that Aria treats her books gently, you can’t expect them to stay in pristine condition with a crazy destructive toddler. Anyway, let’s get into the good stuff!

Both of these books are classics that you just have to have in your child’s bookcase and will probably end up being some of your favourites, they are classics for a reason!

First up is Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury. This is one of those books that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside and in my opinion, is a perfect bedtime story. The story tells the tale of how, even though we all come from different backgrounds and different families, we are as different to each other as we are similar with ten little fingers and ten little toes. It is a book written with love and encourages the inclusion of every child, regardless of their background which I think is incredibly important.

The illustrations in Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes are stunning and although they aren’t bright and crazy colourful, Aria still seems to enjoy them and points to the different characters saying, “Mommy, Daddy, baby”.

Available from Takealot as well as other major bookstores.

 

Next up we have The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This is a beautiful book all about a very hungry caterpillar and his journey from egg to butterfly. It includes a lot of eating and a lovely underlying theme of hope. The pages with all the different foods are different sizes and makes it easier for your little one to learn how to turn pages by themselves, luckily this is a board book so you don’t have to worry about them tearing the pages.

I know I always go on about the illustrations in books but ultimately, this is what your child is looking at, not the words so it is super important. The illustrations in The Very Hungry Caterpillar are really stunning, bright, colourful and wonderfully detailed. Your child will love pointing to the different foods and there are little grooves in the book which provide a very subtle sensory experience for your little one.

Available from Takealot as well as other major bookstores.

So, what is your child’s favourite book at the moment? And how many times a day do you have to read it to them?

PS: If you want to see some other book club posts, here is June and July.

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